Career Pathway Descriptions
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CAREER PATHWAY DESCRIPTIONS

Arts, Humanities and Communication:  People attracted to careers in this pathway like to sketch, draw, paint, play musical instruments, write, sing, dance, act, take photos, etc.  This career path includes programs related to the humanities and to the performing, visual, literary, and media arts.  These include architecture, creative writing, film and cinema studies, fine arts, graphic design and production, journalism, foreign languages, radio and television broadcasting, advertising, and public relations.

Business, Management and Administration:  People attracted to careers in this pathway like to influence, persuade, perform, lead or manage to meet organizational goals for economic gain.  They like to make decisions, meet people, initiate projects, give talks or speeches, organize activities, or lead a group.  Other people attracted to careers in this pathway like to work with data.  They have clerical or numerical ability and like to carry out tasks in detail and follow through on others’ instructions.  Programs may include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, hospitality and tourism, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics, and management.

Health Services:  People attracted to careers in this pathway like to help others.  This career path includes programs related to the promotion of health in people and animals, as well as the treatment of injuries, conditions, and diseases.  These may include medicine, dentistry, mental and physical health, nursing, therapy and rehabilitation, nutrition, fitness, and hygiene.

Human Services:  People attracted to careers in this pathway like to work with people.  They like to work in groups, help others with problems, work with children, serve, teach, inform, and train others.  This career path includes programs related to economic, political, and social systems.  These programs may include education, law and legal studies, law enforcement, public administration, child and family services, religion, and social service.  

Engineering, Manufacturing and Technologies:  People attracted to careers in this pathway like to work with things.  They like to work with their hands with objects, machines, and tools.  This career path includes programs related to the technologies necessary to design, develop, install or maintain physical systems.  These may include engineering and related technologies, mechanics and repair, manufacturing technology, precision production, electronics, and construction.

Agriculture and Natural Resources:  People attracted to careers in this pathway like to observe, learn, analyze, investigate, evaluate, or solve problems.  They may like to work with plants and animals.  They like to work independently, analyze data, do research, deal with abstractions, explore a variety of ideas, perform lab experiments, do complex calculations, and/or understand scientific methods and theories.  This career path includes programs related to the environment and natural resources.  These may include agriculture, earth sciences, environmental sciences, fisheries management, forestry, horticulture, and wildlife management.