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Using Career Clusters for Career Exploration

A career cluster is a grouping of occupations and broad industries based on commonalities. By exploring careers within a cluster, students and job seekers can quickly and easily compare occupations that match their individual interests, skills, and education requirements. You can choose an occupation from this list with confidence because the many occupations requiring comparable skills within the cluster provide an assortment of potential career opportunities.

Each career cluster identifies several related pathways. Pathways are sub-groupings of career specialties that require a greater set of common knowledge and skills for career success. Schools often use career cluster pathways to relate learning programs to the workplace and business. As you explore the career clusters, think about the related pathways that are available at your education institution.