Career clusters

Career clusters

Career clusters

Start with career clusters to help choose your career direction.

Career clusters are groups of related types of work. They give you an easy way to explore different kinds of jobs within one broad category. Start with one of the clusters—like health care or construction—to learn what it involves, current trends, and the different careers it offers.

It’s often easier to change jobs and advance within a career cluster. Identifying with a cluster can help you build your career and choose credentials—such as a college degree, specialized training, or certifications—that will qualify you for a variety of different, but related, jobs.

What's the difference between a career cluster and an industry?

Industries are groups of businesses that have related activities or products. Where career clusters include a variety of careers that share similar knowledge, skills, and interests, industries include many unrelated careers. The career cluster / industry videos show the industries and types of organizations that typically employ workers in each career cluster.

Visit Career cluster / industry videos to learn about eighteen key industry/career cluster groups:

  • Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications
  • Business Management and Administration
  • Education and Training
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, and Corrections
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics