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1 U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook An Interactive Educational Experience Developed by Michael Curtis, MA U.S. Department of Education O*Net Resource Center

2 Education To provide an overview of the 16 Pennsylvania Career Clusters, or PA Pathways. Interaction Serve as an interactive tool that can be used to explore specific occupational titles found within each Career Cluster, utilizing the data found in the Occupational Outlook Handbook. To publicize the information and many resources that can be found at

3 The 16 Pennsylvania Career Clusters The 16 Career Clusters were established under the National Career Technical Education Foundation (NCTEF), and are used on an individual basis, state by state. A Career Cluster is a grouping of occupations and broad industries based on commonalities. The 16 Career Clusters organize academic and occupational knowledge and skills into a coherent course sequence and identify pathways from secondary schools to two- and four-year colleges, graduate schools, and the workplace. More information about Career Clusters, can be found at the NCTEF website.NCTEF website

4 The Occupational Outlook Handbook The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The Handbook is revised every two years. Information such as the nature of daily work, training/education needed, expected outlook and hiring projections, earnings, and related occupations are provided in an easy to read, organized way. The OOH was created by the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor and Statistics. More can be found at the OOH website. OOH website

5 The O*Net Resource Center The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. The O*Net Resource Center was developed by the US Department of Education. More information can be found at the O*Net website.O*Net website

6 The 16 Career Pathways An interactive resource

7 Read the Overview You will start off with an overview of the Career Cluster, providing a general description. Take the time to read the information contained on that page, as it will either spark an interest, or give you an indication you may want to move onto the next Career Cluster. If Interested, Read the Occupations If there are any specific occupations you want to learn more about, click on any name to be taken to the Occupational Outlook Handbook page for that career (internet access is required). Be sure to bookmark any job title you like, for easy access.

8 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.

9 Support Occupations Graders and sorters, agricultural products Agricultural workers, other Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations Fishers and fishing vessel operators Forest and conservation workers Logging workers Agricultural inspectors Farmers, ranchers, and agricultural managers

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

11 Support Occupations Construction laborers Drywall and ceiling tile installers, tapers, plasterers, and stucco masons Drywall and ceiling tile installers, tapers, plasterers, and stucco masons Cement masons, concrete finishers, segmental pavers, and terrazzo workers Cement masons, concrete finishers, segmental pavers, and terrazzo workers Insulation workers Construction equipment operators Architects, surveyors, and cartographers Architects, except landscape and naval Landscape architects Surveyors, cartographers, photogrammetrists, and surveying and mapping technicians Surveyors, cartographers, photogrammetrists, and surveying and mapping technicians Drafters

12 Construction trades and related workers Boilermakers Brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons Carpenters Carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers Construction and building inspectors Construction managers Electricians Elevator installers and repairers Glaziers Hazardous materials removal workers Painters and paperhangers Plumbers, pipelayers, pipefitters, and steamfitters Roofers Sheet metal workers Structural and reinforcing iron and metal workers

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

14 Art and design occupations Artists and related workers Commercial and industrial designers Fashion designers Floral designers Graphic designers Interior designers Makeup artists, theatrical and performance Desktop publishers Entertainers and performers Actors, producers, and directors Dancers and choreographers Musicians, singers, and related workers

15 Media and communications-related occupations Announcers Authors, writers, and editors Broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators Broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators Interpreters and translators News analysts, reporters, and correspondents Photographers Public relations specialists Technical writers Television, video, and motion picture camera operators and editors Television, video, and motion picture camera operators and editors

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

17 Office Support Occupations Receptionists and information clerks Order clerks Customer service representatives Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping Communications equipment operators Office and administrative support worker supervisors and managers Office and administrative support worker supervisors and managers Office clerks, general Secretaries and administrative assistants Facilities Support Occupations Building cleaning workers Grounds maintenance workers Pest control workers

18 Advanced Positions in Management Administrative services managers Funeral directors Medical and health services managers Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists Property, real estate, and community association managers Property, real estate, and community association managers Purchasing managers, buyers, and purchasing agents Top executives

19 Planning, managing and providing education and training services, and related learning support services. Includes teachers, counselors and administrative positions in all levels of education, and sports coaches.

20 Support Occupations Teacher assistants Library assistants, clerical Library technicians and library assistants Teachersadult literacy and remedial education Teachersself-enrichment education Training, Community, and Museum positions Archivists, curators, and museum technicians Coaches, umpires, and related workers Instructional coordinators

21 Education & Administrative Positions Teacherspreschool, except special education Teacherskindergarten, elementary, middle, and secondary Teacherskindergarten, elementary, middle, and secondary Teachersspecial education Teachersvocational Teacherspostsecondary Librarians School & Educational Counselors Education administrators

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

23 Supportive Occupations/Financial Clerks Brokerage clerks Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks File clerks Bill and account collectors Billing and posting clerks and machine operators Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks Gaming cage workers Payroll and timekeeping clerks Procurement clerks Tellers

24 Business and Financial Operations Positions Accountants and auditors Actuaries Appraisers and assessors of real estate Budget analysts Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators Cost estimators Financial analysts Insurance underwriters Loan officers Management analysts Economists Financial managers Meeting and convention planners Personal financial advisors Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents

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

26 Government and advocacy, grant-making, and civic organizations Advocacy, grant-making, and civic organizations Federal Government State and local government, except education and health Government Eligibility Interviewers Postal Service Mail Carriers Military Service The Armed Forces

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

28 Support Positions Dental assistants Home health aides and personal and home care aides Massage therapists Medical assistants Medical transcriptionists Nursing and psychiatric aides Occupational therapist assistants and aides Physical therapist assistants and aides Medical, dental, and ophthalmic laboratory technicians Personal and home care aides

29 Health diagnosing and treating practitioners Audiologists Chiropractors Dentists Dietitians and nutritionists Occupational therapists Optometrists Pharmacists Physical therapists Physician assistants

30 Health technologists and technicians Athletic trainers Cardiovascular technologists and technicians Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians Dental hygienists Diagnostic medical sonographers Physicians and surgeons Podiatrists Radiation therapists Recreational therapists Registered nurses Respiratory therapists Speech-language pathologists Veterinarians Epidemiologists

31 Health technologists and technicians (contd) Emergency medical technicians and paramedics Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses Medical records and health information technicians Nuclear medicine technologists Occupational health and safety specialists Occupational health and safety technicians Opticians, dispensing Pharmacy technicians and aides Radiologic technologists and technicians Surgical technologists Veterinary technologists and technicians Respiratory therapy technicians

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

33 Support Occupations Food and beverage serving and related workers Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks Food preparation and serving Chefs, head cooks, and food preparation and serving supervisors Chefs, head cooks, and food preparation and serving supervisors Cooks and food preparation workers Food service managers Leisure and hospitality Arts, entertainment, and recreation Food services and drinking places Hotels and other accommodations Lodging managers

34 Personal care and service occupations Animal care and service workers Barbers, cosmetologists, and other personal appearance workers Barbers, cosmetologists, and other personal appearance workers Child care workers Fitness workers Flight attendants Gaming services occupations Recreation workers

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

36 Community and social services occupations Counselors Health educators Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists Social and human service assistants Social workers Social scientists and related occupations Psychologists Urban and regional planners Social scientists, other

37 Information Technology 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.

38 Support Occupations Computer operators Computer support specialists Data entry and information processing workers Advanced Positions Computer network, systems, and database administrators Computer and information systems managers Computer systems analysts Computer scientists Computer software engineers and computer programmers Computer software engineers and computer programmers

39 Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services, and homeland security, including professional and technical support services, such as a court reporter.

40 Civil Occupations Dispatchers Meter readers, utilities Postal Service workers Legal occupations Court reporters Judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers Judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers Lawyers Paralegals and legal assistants

41 Protective service occupations Correctional officers Fire fighters Police and detectives Private detectives and investigators Security guards and gaming surveillance officers Fire inspectors and investigators Legal occupations Court reporters Judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers Lawyers Paralegals and legal assistants

42 Manufacturing/Repairs 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.

43 Supportive Occupations Weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping Weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping Cargo and freight agents Couriers and messengers Production, planning, and expediting clerks Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks Stock clerks and order fillers General Assemblers and fabricators Food processing occupations Textile, apparel, and furnishings occupations Woodworkers Industrial production managers

44 Printing occupations Bookbinders and bindery workers Prepress technicians and workers Printing machine operators Plant and system operators Power plant operators, distributors, and dispatchers Stationary engineers and boiler operators Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators Metal workers and plastic workers Computer control programmers and operators Machine setters, operators, and tendersmetal and plastic Machinists Tool and die makers Welding, soldering, and brazing workers

45 Electrical equipment mechanics Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers Electrical and electronics installers and repairers Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers Radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers Radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics Aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and service technicians Aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and service technicians Automotive body and related repairers Automotive service technicians and mechanics Diesel service technicians and mechanics Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians and mechanics Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians and mechanics Small engine mechanics

46 Other production occupations Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers Painting and coating workers, except construction Photographic process workers and processing machine operators Photographic process workers and processing machine operators Semiconductor processors Other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers HVAC mechanics and installers Home appliance repairers Industrial machinery mechanics and maintenance workers Line installers and repairers Maintenance and repair workers, general Millwrights Precision instrument and equipment repairers

47 Marketing, Sales & Service Planning, managing and performing marketing activities to reach organizational objectives. Exchanging goods or services for profit.

48 Support Occupations Cashiers Counter and rental clerks Demonstrators, product promoters, and models Retail salespersons Travel agents

49 Advanced Positions Advertising sales agents Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers Market and survey researchers Insurance sales agents Market and survey researchers Real estate brokers and sales agents Sales engineers Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing Sales worker supervisors Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents

50 Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional and technical services (e.g., physical science, engineering) including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services.

51 Science Support Positions Science technicians Advanced Positions Agricultural and food scientists Biological scientists Conservation scientists and foresters Medical scientists Atmospheric scientists Chemists and materials scientists Environmental scientists and hydrologists Geoscientists Physicists and astronomers

52 Technology & Engineering Support Occupations Engineering technicians Advanced Positions Engineers Engineering and natural sciences managers

53 Math Advanced Positions Actuaries Mathematicians Operations research analysts Statisticians

54 Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water and related professional and technical.

55 General Rail transportation occupations Water transportation occupations Material moving occupations Air transportation occupations Air traffic controllers Aircraft pilots and flight engineers Motor vehicle operators Bus drivers Taxi drivers and chauffeurs Truck drivers and driver/sales workers


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