Career Clusters

Career Clusters

USD 305 students use Career Cruising to identify which of the 16 career clusters best match their interests. The career clusters, examples of careers within each cluster, and the USD 305 pathway(s) providing career exploration and learning experiences related to each cluster are noted below.

Cluster ID from Career Cruising Example Careers Local Pathways Available

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Animal scientist, machine operator, veterinarian, welder, wildlife biologist

Animal Science

Power, Structural, & Technical Systems

Architecture & Construction

Architect, carpenter, construction engineer, planner/designer

Construction & Design

Engineering & Applied Mathematics

Arts, A/V Technology & Communications

Audio/video technician, journalist, video graphics designer

A/V Communications

Business Management & Administration

Entrepreneur, business owner, general manager

Marketing

Restaurant & Event Management

Education & Training

Adult education provider, child care specialist, college professor, teacher

Teaching/Training

Finance

Accountant, auditor, benefits specialist, economist

Marketing

Government & Public Administration

City/county clerk, commissioner, mayor, military specialist, policy advisor, senator

Corrections, Security, Law, & Law Enforcement Services

Family, Community & Consumer Services

Teaching/Training

Health Science

Dentist, doctor, home health care specialist, nurse, pharmacist, physical therapist

Health Science

Hospitality & Tourism

Baker, caterer, kitchen manager, restaurant owner/manager

Marketing

Restaurant & Event Management

Human Services

Banker, consumer credit counselor, financial advisor, preschool teacher, religious leader, social services worker

Corrections, Security, Law, & Law Enforcement Services

Family, Community & Consumer Services

Teaching/Training

Information Technology

Digital media designer, multimedia specialist, web designer

Web & Digital Communications

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

EMT, firefighter, paramedic, police officer/detective, rescue worker, sheriff/deputy

Corrections, Security, Law, & Law Enforcement Services

Emergency & Fire Management Services

Manufacturing

Instrument maker, machine operator, precision layout worker, welder

Construction & Design

Engineering & Applied Mathematics

Manufacturing

Power, Structural, & Technical Systems

Marketing

Business owner, CEO, entrepreneur, sales promotion manager

Marketing

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

Aerospace engineer, civil engineer, electrician, industrial engineer

Engineering & Applied Mathematics

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Automotive service technician, engine specialist, mechanic

Manufacturing