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Career Clusters & Pathways



Choosing a Career Cluster...

Every Career and Technical Education class falls into one of 16 career clusters.  A career cluster represents a grouping of occupations that require similar knowledge and skill.

Within each cluster, there are cluster “pathways” that correspond to a collection of courses and training opportunities to prepare you for a given career.

The 16 clusters are recognized across the United States in middle schools, high schools, community and technical colleges, and the workforce.

The career cluster that you choose should align with your career interests.  


What's your career cluster?  

Take a career assessment to find out which cluster best matches your interests.

  1. Click here to take a career cluster assessment through CFNC.  You will need to create an account if you don't already have one.
  2. Click here to take a career cluster assessment through CAREERwise.  No account is needed.
North Carolina Career Clusters
  • Career Assessment (related to Holland Code)
  • Identify career interest(s) & related Career Cluster(s)
  • Knowing your Career Cluster will assist you in choosing Relevant Courses
  • You can also search for careers by Career Cluster
  • Access to tons of information by occupation