There are 16 Career Clusters, or categories of occupations. Some occupations can be listed in more than one cluster. For instance, a Health Geographer, could be a Health occupation or an Information Technology occupation. A Health Geographer uses software to map the spread and distribution of disease.
Identifying one or more career clusters that interest you can help you to plan your high school coursework and eventually lead you to find specific occupations of interest.
CTE CAREER FIELDS CHART CAREER FIELD CAREER FIELD DESCRIPTION CAREER CLUSTER Arts & Communication Professions Occupations in this career ﬁeld are related to creative, visual craft and performing arts. This career ﬁeld includes interior and fashion design, writing, ﬁlm, ﬁne arts, journalism, media and music. Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications Health Professions Occupations in this career ﬁeld are related to people’s health care needs. This career ﬁeld includes health and wellness, research, technology, medicine, foods, nutrition and the environment. Health Science/ Biotechnology Business, Management & Technology Professions Occupations in this career ﬁeld are related to business occupations, administration, management marketing and sales, computer/information systems, web and graphic design. This career ﬁeld includes entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, ﬁnance, accounting, economics and management, and information technology. Business Management & Administration
Marketing (Sales & Service)
Human Services Professions Occupations in this career ﬁeld are related to personal and customer services, social services, legal services, and protective services. This career ﬁeld includes education, government and law enforcement, leisure and recreation, military, religion, childcare, social services and personal (beauty) services. Education and Training
Government & Public Administration
Hospitality & Tourism
Law, Public Safety & Security
Industrial and Engineering Technology Professions Occupations in this career ﬁeld are related to the technology necessary to design, develop, install and maintain electrical, mechanical and structural systems. This career ﬁeld includes architecture, engineering, manufacturing, construction, and related technologies. Architecture & Construction
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics OR Transport
Natural Resources/ Agriculture Professions Occupations in this career ﬁeld are related to the natural sciences, food production, and agriculture. This career ﬁeld includes foods, agricultural sciences, earth sciences, and horticulture. Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources