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Look at the career clusters below to learn more about possible jobs out there.  

Planning and managing agriculture, food, fiber, and natural resources systems. Production of agricultural commodities, including food, fiber, wood products, horticultural crops, and other plant and animal products. Financing, processing, and marketing and distribution of agricultural products; farm production and supply and service industries; horticulture and landscaping services, and the use and conservation of land and water resources; development and maintenance of recreational resources. Also includes mining and extraction operations and related environmental management services.


Potential Careers:


Agriculture & Food Scientists
Animal Caretakers Except Farm
Biological, Agricultural, and Food Technicians and Technologists, except Health
Farm Equipment Mechanics
Farm Equipment Operators
Forest and Conservation Workers

Gardeners and Groundskeepers

Lawn Maintenance Workers
Log Handling Equipment Operators

Nursery Workers

Nursery/Greenhouse Manager

Pest Controllers and Assistants
Sprayers and Applicators
Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors

Veterinary Assistants

Designing, planning, managing, building, and maintaining physical structures and the larger built environment including roadways and bridges and industrial, commercial and residential facilities and buildings.

Potential Careers:

Carpet Installers
Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers

Construction Managers
Construction and Building Inspectors

Drywall Installers

Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

Grader, Bulldozer and Scraper Operators

HVAC Technician

Insulation Workers
Landscape Architect
Operating Engineers
Painters and Paperhangers
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators

Plumbers, Pipe-fitters, and Steamfitters

Sheet Metal Duct Installers
Sheet Metal Workers
Structural Iron Workers

Surveyors and Mapping Scientists


Designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services.


Potential Careers:


Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations and Sales Managers

Announcers, Radio and Television
Broadcast and Sound Technicians
Camera Operators

Commercial Artists Designers

Electronic Pagination System Workers

Floral Designer
Interior Designers
Jewelers and Silversmiths

Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders Producers,

Directors, Actors and other Entertainers

Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers

Reporters and Correspondents
Technical Writers
Writers and Editors

Planning, managing, and providing administrative support, information processing, accounting, and human resource management services and related management support services.


Potential Careers:


Administrative Services Managers
Clerical Supervisor/Manager
Communications, Transportation and Utilities Managers
Cost Estimators
Customer Service Representatives, Utilities
Employment Interviewers
General Manager/Chief Executive
General Office Clerks
Mail Clerks, except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service

Operations Research Analysts
Order Clerks: Materials, Merchandise, and Service
Personnel Managers
Personnel, Training and Labor Relations Specialists

Receptionists and Information Clerks

Secretary, Except Legal and Medical

Planning, managing and providing education and training services, and related learning support services including assessment and library and information services.


Potential Careers:


Adult and Vocational Education Teachers

College & University Faculty
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Education Administrators

Elementary School Teacher
Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training

Librarians, Professional
Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers
Library Technicians
Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers
Secondary School Teacher
Special Education School Teacher
Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical

Vocational and Education Counselors

Planning, managing and providing banking, investment, financial planning, and insurance services.


Potential Careers:


Accountants and Auditors
Bank Teller
Bill and Account Collectors
Bookkeeping, Accounting and Audit Clerks

Brokerage Clerks

Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance

Credit Analysts
Financial Managers
Insurance Adjusters, Examiners and Investigators

Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage

Insurance Sales Workers
Loan Counselors and Officers

Securities/Financial Services Sales Representative

Tax Examiners, Collectors and Revenue Agents

Tax Preparers

Planning, managing and providing government legislative and administrative and regulatory services and related general purpose government services at the federal, state and local levels.


Potential Careers:


Highway Maintenance Workers
Postal Mail Carriers
Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators

Planning, managing, and providing diagnostic, therapeutic, and information and environmental services in health care.


Potential Careers


Dental Assistants
Dental Hygienist
Dental Laboratory Technicians, Precision Dentists
Dietitians and Nutritionists
Emergency Medical Technicians
Licensed Practical Nurses
Medical Assistants
Medical Laboratory Technicians
Medical Records Technicians
Medical Secretaries
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists

Medicine and Health Service Managers

Nursing Aides, Orderlies and Attendants

Occupational Therapists
Dispensing and Measuring

Pharmacy Technicians

Physical Therapists
Physical Therapy Assistants
Physician Assistants
Physicians and Surgeons
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians

Recreational Therapists
Registered Nurses
Respiratory Therapists
Speech/Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Surgical Technologists and Technicians

Planning, managing and providing lodging, food, recreation, convention and tourism, and related planning and support services such as travel-related services.


Potential Careers:


Amusement/Recreation Attendant
Athletes, Coaches, Umpires and Related Workers Bakers, Bread and Pastry
Bicycle and Hiking Guides
Casino Cage Cashier
Casino Pit Boss
Cooks, Fast Food
Cooks, Restaurant
Dealer, Casino
Food Preparation Workers
Food Service Managers
Hotel Desk Clerks
Hotel/Lodging Manager
Housekeeping Supervisors
Manager, Race and Sports Book
Recreation Workers
Slot Machine Mechanics
Snowmaking Pump Operators
Travel Agents
Travel Clerks

Planning, managing, and providing human services including social and related community services.


Potential Careers:


Child Care Workers
Funeral Directors and Morticians

Home Health Aides
Human Services Workers

Personal and Home Care Aides

Residential Counselor

Social Worker

Designing, developing, managing and operating communication and information technology systems, networks, and related hardware and software for telecommunications and computing services.


Potential Careers:


Communication Equipment Mechanics, Installation

Computer Operators
Computer Programmers
Computer Support Specialists

Data Processing Equipment Repairers

Database/Network Administrator

Help Desk Technician
Network Administrator

Systems Analyst
Telephone and Cable TV Installers and Repairers


Planning, managing and providing judicial, legal, and protective services including professional and technical support services in the fire protection and criminal justice systems.


Potential Careers:


Correctional Officer
Dispatchers: Police, Fire, and Ambulance Fire Inspectors
Legal Secretaries
Paralegal Personnel
Police and Detective Supervisors
Police and Detectives
Security Officers

Planning, managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance and manufacturing/process engineering.


Potential Careers


Assemblers and Fabricators, except Machine, Electrical, Electronic and Precision Assemblers, Precision
Bakers, Manufacturing
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

Chemical Equipment Controllers and Operators

Chemical Plant and Systems Operators

Electrical and Electronic Assemblers
Grinders & Polishers, Hand

Hand Packers and Packagers

Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Industrial Production Managers

Machine Setters and Tenders
Machinery Maintenance Workers
Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

Precision Inspectors, Testers and Graders

Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks

Sewing Machine Operators
Stock Clerks

Tool and Die Makers

Wood Machinists

Planning, managing, and performing wholesaling and retailing services and related marketing and distribution support services including merchandise/product management and promotion.


Adjustment Clerks

Bicycle Repairers

Brokers, Real Estate

Butchers and Meat-cutters


Counter and Rental Clerks

Custom Tailors and Sewers

Driver/Sales Workers

Hairdressers and Hairstylists Manicurists

Marketing Supervisor/Manager
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers
Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales
Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators
Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
Purchasing Managers
Real Estate Agent
Real Estate Appraisers
Retail Sales Manager
Retail Salespersons
Service Station Attendants
Shipping, Receiving and Traffic Clerks
Technical Sales Representative
Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales, News and Street Vendors, & Other Related Workers

Planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional and technical services (e.g., physical science, social science, engineering) including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services.


Potential Careers:


Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineers

Biological Scientists

Chemical Engineers

Chemists, except Biochemists
Civil Engineers, Including Traffic
Computer Engineers
Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Electrical and Electronic Technicians and Technologists

Hazardous Materials and Waste Technicians
Industrial Engineers, Except Safety Engineers

Mechanical Engineering Technicians and Technologists

Mechanical Engineers
Precision Optical Goods Workers
Robotics Technicians

Planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water and related professional and technical support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance.


Potential Careers:


Able Seamen
Aircraft Engine Specialists
Aircraft Mechanics
Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers
Automotive Body and Related Repairers
Automotive Mechanics and Service Technicians
Bus Drivers, Except School
Bus Drivers, School
Bus, Truck, and Diesel Engine Mechanics
Captains, Water Vessel
Crane and Tower Operators
Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance

Industrial Truck Operators
Refuse and Recyclable Materials Collectors
Small Engine Specialists
Stationary Engineers
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
Truck Driver, Heavy or Tractor-Trailer
Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers

Vehicle Washers

If you don't have any idea what kind of job you want...NOW'S THE TIME TO LOOK.  
1.  Believing your freshman grades won't matter count.
2.  Poor Attendance.
3.  Missing assignments.
4.  Putting off planning for college.