Career Clusters identify the knowledge and skills needed to follow a career pathway toward career goals. Career clusters also provide the framework for exploring many occupational options that are available. Career clusters are broken down and divided into different pathways. These pathways are grouped together by the knowledge and skills required for each occupation in these career fields.

For additional information on Career Clusters, please see our supplemental materials on Career Clusters and the breakdown of career fields, pathways, and jobs. Also see our student activity on identifying career clusters.

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After identifying Career Clusters of interest, students can join Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) that continue to promote skill development and valuable work experience. Below are suggested CTSOs available per career cluster.

Advanced Manufacturing

Architecture & Construction (Interior Design Program of Study)

Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources

Arts, A/V Technology, & Communications

Business Management & Administration

Education & Training


Government & Public Administration

Health Science

Hospitality and Tourism

Human Services

Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security


STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics