16 Career Clusters and Their Career Pathways
Career clusters are groups of occupations that require a common knowledge base and the use of similar skills. Each cluster contains several smaller groups called career pathways that connect to educational programs, industries, and careers. While a career cluster paints a broad picture of a group of occupations, a pathway helps you focus on and develop a clear, more informed educational plan over time.
Once you have an idea of the types of jobs available, you're ready to explore the Career Clusters section. Go to the appropriate cluster that best matches your work-related interests. These pages will tell you more about the cluster, its pathways, and related jobs. Additionally, you can view job descriptions, employment data, and wages for selected careers; and read a personal career story from someone working in the cluster.
-Career and Technical Education of North Carolina