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Unlock Your Potential

The options for your future are ripe with potential, and understanding the options available will help you focus on a career pathway that’s right for you.

High-profile jobs like doctors and lawyers are widely recognized, but what about jobs in fields such as art, radio and television, finance, construction, or scientific research? The choices are bounteous and learning about career pathways can help you find the one that fits in with your unique interests, talents and goals.

A career pathway is a collection of professions that require similar skills and abilities. A good career for you is one that combines several of your interests and skills.

Take a look at these career pathways.

Agriculture, Science and Natural Resources

  • Career Focus: Working with and managing resources in the natural world
  • More Information: Agriculture and natural resources work is often done in open outdoor spaces. Many people work 50 hours or more each week. Educational requirements vary.

Sample Jobs

  • Farmer/Rancher
  • Fisherman
  • Forest Ranger
  • Geologist
  • Surveyor
  • Timber Harvester
  • Veterinarian

Art, Media, Communications and Design

  • Career Focus: Using ideas and information to communicate with people
  • More Information: Communications professions are very competitive. Creativity, reading, writing and critical thinking are important skills. Educational requirements vary.

Sample Jobs

  • Actor
  • Director
  • Graphic Designer
  • Journalist
  • Librarian
  • Playwright
  • Spokesperson

Business, Management and Finance

  • Career Focus: Working with data, numbers and people in the business world
  • More Information: Management professionals usually work in offices with computers, budgets and accounts. These jobs often require a two- or four-year college degree.

Sample Jobs

  • Accountant
  • Business Owner
  • Office Manager
  • Salesperson
  • Secretary
  • Stock Broker
  • Store Manager

Education, Social and Health Services

Career Focus: Working to help people and solve social problems

More Information: Human services workers need excellent communication skills to work with different types of people. Educational requirements vary widely.

Sample Jobs

  • Cosmetologist
  • Doctor
  • Firefighter
  • Police Officer
  • Social Worker
  • Teacher
  • Travel Agent

Engineering, Science and Technology

  • Career Focus: Working with objects, data and ideas to create, move, change, operate or build things
  • More Information: Science and technology workers design buildings, improve technology and conduct scientific research. Workers may also operate heavy equipment. Educational requirements vary.

Sample Jobs

  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Architect
  • Computer Scientist
  • Electrician
  • Engineer
  • HVAC Technician
  • Mechanic

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