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Career Clusters Matrix

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Career Cluster

 

Description of Career Cluster

ACTE Division



Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Agriculture_Food_and_Natural_Resources_Cluster  

The production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products/resources.

Agricultural Education

Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Guidance and Career Development



Architecture & Construction

Architecture_and_Construction_Cluster  

Careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment.

Engineering and Technology Education

Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Guidance and Career Development

Trade and Industrial Education



Arts, A/V Technology & Communictions

Arts_AV_Technology_and_Communications_Cluster  

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

Engineering and Technology Education

Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Guidance and Career Development

New and Related Services

Trade and Industrial Education



Business, Management & Administration

Business_Management_and_Administration_Cluster  

Business, Management and Administration careers encompass planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations. Business Management and Administration career opportunities are available in every sector of the economy.

Administration

Business Education

Guidance and Career Development

Marketing Education

New and Related Services

Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education



Education & Training

Education_and_Training_Cluster  

Planning, managing and providing education and training services, and related learning support services.

Agricultural Education

Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Guidance and Career Development

Health Science Education

New and Related Services

Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education



Finance

Finance_Cluster  

Planning, services for financial and investment planning, banking, insurance, and business financial management.

Administration

Business Education

Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Guidance and Career Development

Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education



Government & Public Administration

Government_and_Public_Administration_Cluster  

Executing governmental functions to include Governance; National Security; Foreign Service; Planning; Revenue and Taxation; Regulation; and Management and Administration at the local, state, and federal levels.

Administration

Business Education

Guidance and Career Development

New and Related Services

Trade and Industrial Education



Health Science

Health_Science_Cluster  

Planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.

Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Guidance and Career Development

Health Science Education



Hospitality & Tourism

Hospitality_and_Tourism_Cluster  

Hospitality & Tourism encompasses the management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other foodservices, lodging, attractions, recreation events and travel related services.

Business Education

Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Guidance and Career Development

Marketing Education



Human Services

Human_Services_Cluster  

Preparing individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to families and human needs.

Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Guidance and Career Development

Health Science Education

New and Related Services

Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education

Trade and Industrial Education



Information Technology

Information_Technology_Cluster  

Building Linkages in IT Occupations Framework: For Entry Level, Technical, and Professional Careers Related to the Design, Development, Support and Management of Hardware, Software, Multimedia, and Systems Integration Services.

Business Education

Engineering and Technology Education

Guidance and Career Development

New and Related Services

Trade and Industrial Education



Law, Public Safety & Security

Law_Public_Safety_Corrections_and_Security_Cluster  

Planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.

Business Education

Guidance and Career Development

New and Related Services

Trade and Industrial Education



Manufacturing

Manufacturing_Cluster  

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.

Engineering and Technology Education

Guidance and Career Development

Trade and Industrial Education



Marketing, Sales & Service

Marketing_Cluster  

Planning, managing, and performing marketing activities to reach organizational objectives.

Business Education

Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Guidance and Career Development

Marketing Education

New and Related Services

Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education



Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Science_Technology_Engineering_and_Mathematics_Cluster  

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.

Engineering and Technology Education

Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Guidance and Career Development

New and Related Services

Trade and Industrial Education



Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Transportation_Distribution_and_Logistics_Cluster  

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.

Engineering and Technology Education

Guidance and Career Development

Trade and Industrial Education

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