Career Paths

“So what are you going to do when you get out of school?” Don’t you wish people would stop asking that? Better yet, don’t you wish you knew? Using the Career Pathway System is one way to help a person, of any age, gain a greater understanding of the choices available—but more importantly—with which choices they might be happiest.

A quick and simple test—the easiest test you will ever take because there are no right or wrong answers—will help you understand your true general interest areas. There are six general interest areas, which are called Career Pathways. Within the pathways are hundreds of different jobs, some of which you may find to be a better fit that others.

This gives you a “starting point” to begin your search for an interesting and fulfilling future career.

Using the Career Pathway system isn’t a guarantee for discovering what you want to do with the rest of your life—but it’s a great start. And at least it will give you something to answer when that inevitable question comes at the next family gathering.

Arts & Communication

Careers in this path are related to humanities and performing, visual, literary and media arts. These include architecture, graphic, interior and fashion design, writing, film, fine arts, journalism, languages, media, advertising, and public relations.

Business, Management, Marketing & Technology

Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.

Engineering/Manufacturing & Industrial Technology

Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service and related technologies.

Health Sciences

Careers in this path are related to the promotion of health and treatment of disease. These include research, prevention, treatment and related technologies.

Human Services

Careers in this path are related to economic, political and social systems. These include education, government, law and law enforcement, leisure and recreation, military, religion, child care, social services and personal services.

Natural Resources & Agri-Science

Careers in this path are related to agriculture, the environment and natural resources. These include agricultural sciences, earth sciences, environmental sciences, fisheries, forestry, horticulture and wildlife.