Explore your career options by looking at which jobs can lead to better jobs. Do you know which career path you are on?
A career cluster is a group of careers that share common features. A career pathway is a smaller group of jobs within a career cluster that use similar skills. Each career cluster contains several career pathways.
You can start in a lower-level job in a career pathway. With more education and experience, you can move up within that pathway.
Here are a few examples of career paths:
When you look for a new job, it's better to find a job that's within the same career cluster or pathway, instead of hopping from job to job.
Staying in a career pathway increases your chances of moving into higher-paying jobs that interest you and use your skills.