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Michigan Career Pathways

WHAT ARE THE SIX CAREER PATHWAYS?

IS THIS CAREER PATH FOR YOU?

CAREER CATEGORIES

COURSES OF INTEREST

CAREERS & EDUCATION REQUIRED


Arts and Communication
Careers in this path are related to the humanities and arts. These include architecture; graphic, interior, and fashion design; writing; film; fine arts; journalism; languages;
media; advertising; and public relations.

Are you a creative thinker? Are you imaginative,innovative, and original? Do you like to communicate ideas? Do you like making crafts,
drawing, playing a musical instrument, taking photos, or writing stories?
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Creative Writing
  • Film Production
  • Foreign Languages
  • Journalism
  • Radio and TV Broadcasting
  • Journalism
  • Graphic Arts
  • Language Arts
  • Fine Arts Courses
  • (Arts, Drama, Music)
  • Architectural Drafting and
  • Design
  • Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Public Relations
  • Executive UG
  • Dancer D
  • Film Producer HS
  • Fashion Designer UG
  • Journalist UG
  • Radio and TV
  • Broadcaster HS
Business, Management,
Marketing, and Technology

Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include
entrepreneur, sales, marketing, information systems, finance, accounting, personnel,
economics, and management.
Do you enjoy being a leader, organizing people, planning activities, and talking? Do you like to work with numbers or ideas? Do you enjoy carrying through with an idea and seeing the end product? Do you like things neat and orderly?
  • Accounting
  • Office Administration
  • Business Ownership
  • Economics
  • Personnel
  • Hospitality/Tourism Management
  • Computer/Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Finance
  • Math
  • Language Arts
  • Computer Science
  • Business Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Computer Support
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Loan Officer UG
  • Economist UG
  • Legal Secretary HS
  • Hotel Manager HS
  • Office Manager HS
  • Computer Programmer HS
  • Salesperson D
  • Travel Agent HS
Engineering/Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Careers in this path are related to
technologies necessary to design,
develop, install, and maintain physical
systems. These include engineering,
manufacturing, construction, service,
and related technologies.
Are you mechanically inclined and practical? Do you like reading diagrams and blueprints, and drawing building structures? Are you curious about how things work? Would you enjoy painting a house, repairing cars, wiring electrical circuits, or
woodworking?

  • Architecture
  • Precision Production
  • Mechanics and Repair
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Engineering and
  • Related Technologies
  • Drafting
  • Construction

  • Drafting
  • Science
  • Robotics
  • Machine Tools
  • Physical Sciences/Physics
  • Industrial/Mechanical
  • Drafting
  • Math
  • Electronics
  • Architect G
  • Plumber HS
  • Electrician HS
  • Air Traffic Controller HS
  • Auto Mechanic HS
  • Chemical Engineer UG
  • Draftsman HS
  • Surveyor HS
  • Geographer UG
Health Sciences
Careers in this path are related to the promotion of health and treatment of
disease. These include research, prevention, treatment, and related
health technologies.
Do you like to care for people or animals who are sick or help them stay well? Are you interested in diseases and in how the body works? Do you enjoy reading about science and medicine? Would
it be fun to learn first aid or volunteer at a hospital
or veterinary clinic?
  • Dentistry
  • Hygiene
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition and Fitness
  • Therapy and Rehab
  • Language Arts
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Health Education
  • Animal Care
  • Nutrition
  • Math
  • Physics
  • Dentist G
  • Dental Hygienist HS
  • Doctor G
  • Veterinary Technician HS
  • Respiratory Therapist HS
  • Physical Therapist UG
Human Services
Careers in this path are related to economic, political, and social
systems. These include education, government, law and law enforcement, leisure and recreation, military, religion, child care, social services,
and personal services.
Are you friendly, open, understanding, and
cooperative? Do you like to work with people to
solve problems? Is it important to you to do
something that makes things better for other
people? Do you like to help friends with family
problems? Do you like reading, storytelling,
traveling, or tutoring young children?
  • Human Services
  • Education
  • Child and Family Services
  • Food and Beverage Service
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Law Enforcement
  • Cosmetologist
  • Social Services
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Social Studies
  • Language Arts
  • Cosmetology
  • Psychology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Child Care
  • Chef HS
  • Teacher UG
  • Lawyer G
  • Police Detective HS
  • Cosmetologist HS
  • Social Worker UG
  • Librarian G
  • Firefighter HS
Natural Resources and
Agriscience
Careers in this path are related to agriculture, the environment, and
natural resources. These include agricultural sciences, earth sciences,
environmental sciences, fisheries, forestry, horticulture, and wildlife.
Are you a nature lover? Are you practical, curious about the physical world, and interested in plants
and animals? Do you enjoy hunting or fishing?
Do you like to garden or mow the lawn? Are you
interested in protecting the environment?
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Health Care
  • Earth Sciences
  • Environmental Science
  • Fisheries Management
  • Wildlife Management
  • Horticulture
  • Forestry
  • Life Sciences
  • Agriculture
  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Animal Science
  • Math
  • Botany
  • Geography
  • Farmer HS
  • Oceanographer UG
  • Physicist G
  • Landscaper D
  • Marine Biologist G
  • Conservation Agent UG
  • Chemist UG
  • Forester UG

Education Level Key:

High School Diploma:
D 1 to 2 Years Past High School: HS Undergraduate Degree: UG
Graduate Degree: G