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US Department of Education National Career Clusters Framework

The Columbia State Community College Career Counseling Services Office uses resources based on the US Department of Education National Career Clusters Framework, which has 16 broad categories to identify the knowledge and skills YOU need to know in order to COMPETE IN THE WORKFORCE and COMPLETE YOUR CAREER AND EDUCATIONAL GOALS.

These career clusters resources provide information to explore the many career occupations available to you in the global workforce. Each career cluster category encompasses virtually all occupations from entry-level through professional-level.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Agribusiness Systems
Animal Systems
Environmental Service Systems
Food Products and Processing Systems
Natural Resources Systems
Plant Systems
Power, Structural and Technical Systems

Architecture and Construction
Design and Pre-Construction
Maintenance and Operations

Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
Audio and Video Technology and Film
Journalism and Broadcasting
Performing Arts
Printing Technology
Visual Arts

Business, Management, and Administration
Administrative Support
Business Information Management
General Management
Human Resources Management
Operations Management

Education and Training

Administration and Administrative Support
Professional Support Services
Teaching and Training

Banking Services
Business Finance
Securities and Investments

Government and Public Administration
Foreign Service
National Security
Public Management and Administration
Revenue and Taxation

Health Science
Biotechnology Research and Development
Diagnostic Services
Health Informatics
Support Services
Therapeutic Services

Hospitality and Tourism
Recreation, Amusements and Attractions
Restaurants and Food and Beverage Services
Travel and Tourism

Human Services
Consumer Services
Counseling and Mental Health Services
Early Childhood Development and Services
Family and Community Services
Personal Care Services

Information Technology
Information Support and Services
Network Systems
Programming and Software Development
Web and Digital Communication

Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security
Correction Services
Emergency and Fire Management Services
Law Enforcement Services
Legal Services
Security and Protective Services

Health, Safety and Environmental Assurance
Logistics and Inventory Control
Maintenance, Installation and Repair

Manufacturing Production Process Development
Quality Assurance

Marketing Communications
Marketing Management
Market Research
Professional Sales

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Engineering and Technology
Science and Mathematics

Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance
Health, Safety and Environmental Management
Logistics Planning and Management Services
Sales and Service
Transportation Operations
Transportation Systems/Infrastructure Planning, Management and Regulation
Warehousing and Distribution Center Operations

List of Careers in all Groups.

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