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The Sixteen Career Clusters

Cluster Description
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources The production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing,
and development of agricultural commodities and resources
including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources,
horticulture, and other plant and animal products/resources.
Architecture & Construction Careers in designing, planning, managing, building and
maintaining the built environment.
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and
publishing multimedia content including visual and performing
arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services.
Business, Management & Administration Business Management and Administration careers encompass
planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions
essential to efficient and productive business operations.
Business Management and Administration career opportunities are
available in every sector of the economy.
Education & Training Planning, managing and providing education and training
services, and related learning support services.
Finance Planning, services for financial and investment planning, banking,
insurance, and business financial management.
Government & Public Administration Executing governmental functions to include Governance;
National Security; Foreign Service; Planning; Revenue and
Taxation; Regulation; and Management and Administration at the
local, state, and federal levels.
Health Science Planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services,
diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and
biotechnology research and development.
Hospitality & Tourism Hospitality & Tourism encompasses the management, marketing
and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging,
attractions, recreation events and travel related services.
Human Services Preparing individuals for employment in career pathways that
relate to families and human needs.
Information Technology Building Linkages in IT Occupations Framework: For Entry Level,
Technical, and Professional Careers Related to the Design,
Development, Support and Management of Hardware, Software,
Multimedia, and Systems Integration Services.
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective
services and homeland security, including professional and
technical support services.
Manufacturing Planning, managing and performing the processing of materials
into intermediate or final products and related professional and
technical support activities such as production planning and
control, maintenance and manufacturing/process engineering.
Marketing, Sales & Service Planning, managing, and performing marketing activities to reach
organizational objectives.
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Planning, managing, and providing scientific research and
professional and technical services (e.g., physical science, social
science, engineering) including laboratory and testing services,
and research and development services.
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and
goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water and related
professional and technical support services such as transportation
infrastructure planning and management, logistics services,
mobile equipment and facility maintenance.
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