Students can use career clusters to investigate a wide range of career choices. The career cluster approach makes it easier for students to understand the relevance of their required courses and helps them select their elective courses more wisely.
"After working with industry automotive professionals, I now see a need to attend college...Now I know how important chemistry is in preparing to be an automotive technician."
-a recent HS Graduate
"Because of my internship and what I learned in my Health Science courses I was able to obtain a position as a physical therapy aid while pursuing my degree in physical therapy at the university."
-a university student majoring in physical therapy
Use these guides, along with other career planning materials, to map out an educational and career plan.
Courses listed in the sample plan of study should be individualized to meet each student's educational and career goals. All plans should be customized to meet high school graduation requirements as well as college entrance requirements in the student's state and local community.
Knowledge and Skills Charts provide more detail about each career within a specific cluster.
For access to these documents (in Excel, Word, and PDF) follow these links:
High Growth Industries
Other Career Clusters
Related Cluster Sites
|The National Consortium on Health Science and Technology Education Website provides information related to Career Clusters on shaping national policy on the preparation and employment of health care personnel.
||Health Science Website
|The Information Technology Website for Educators provides information regarding the Information Technology Career Cluster and resources for researching this topic further.
||Information Technology Website
|The TDL Website is the website for this particular cluster and outlines various topics relating to its development and deployment.
||Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Website