Top 3 career clusters
My top career cluster was agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. A pathway in this cluster is animal systems and the first career listed is an
Agricultural Equipment Operator.
~2.2 million farms dot America’s rural landscape. About 97 percent of U.S. farms are operated by families – individuals, family partnerships or family corporations
~Farm and ranch families comprise just 2 percent of the U.S. population
~More than 21 million American workers (15 percent of the total U.S. workforce) produce, process and sell the nation’s food and fiber
~Today’s farmers produce 262 percent more food with 2 percent fewer inputs (labor, seeds, feed, fertilizer, etc.), compared with 1950
~One in three U.S. farm acres is planted for export
Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
A pathway in this cluster is correction services. The first career listed is an Administrative Law Judge, Adjudicator, and Hearing Officer.
~Police officers protect lives and property
~Police and detective work can be physically demanding, stressful, and dangerous
~The median annual wage for police and detectives was $56,980 in May 2012
~Police officers have one of the highest rates of injuries and illnesses of all occupations.
~Working around the clock in shifts is common.
A pathway in this cluster is consumer services. The first career listed under this cluster is an Aboriginal Elder.
~Human services workers are individuals with specialized training as a helping professional
~They assist human services professional staff, such as social workers or psychologists.
~They may hold a wide variety of jobs in group homes and halfway houses
~Jobs may also be within programs concerned with alcoholism, drug abuse, family violence and aging to name a few
~Their role may include helping others obtain services, monitoring and keeping records, organizing or leading group activities, assisting clients in mastering everyday living skills, or overseeing adult group home residents