Research Possible Career Paths

Imagine you're planning a road trip to a new destination. You need to know where you're starting and where you're going. Just as important, you'll need to figure out what roads you'll have to take to get there and what supplies you'll need along the way. Like planning a vacation, preparing for a career requires careful thought. Be aware of the requirements, education and training necessary to be qualified. For example, if you are interested in architecture, you will want to attend a college that offers a major in architecture, including a program of study for such relevant skills as applied mathematics and drafting. Furthermore, just as any road trip could take you down different streets, there may be multiple paths from which to choose on the way to the career of your dreams.

The following resource provides useful career-path planning tools for sixteen career paths:

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Human Services
  • Arts, A/V Technology and Communications
  • Information Technology
  • Business, Management and Administration
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
  • Education and Training
  • Manufacturing
  • Finance
  • Marketing, Sales and Service
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Health Science
  • Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
  • Career Cluster Plans of Study (Career Clusters)
    http://www.careerclusters.org/16clusters.cfm

Select plans of study from sixteen career paths that can serve as a guide, along with other career planning materials, as you continue your career path. Courses listed within these plans are recommended coursework and should be individualized to meet your educational and career goals.