Career Clusters

Exciting and diverse careers are open to qualified applicants. The possibilities are limitless. Your school counselor and career counselor will help you to learn more about these opportunities and your own interests using career inventories and computerized programs such as Virginia Wizard and Virginia View. 

Career Clusters

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Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources 

This 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. 

Architecture & Construction 

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

TV99 internsArts, A/V Technology & Communications 

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

Business Management & Administration 

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

Education & Training 

Planning, managing and providing education and training services, and related learning support services. 


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

Firefighter working with studentGovernment & Public Administration 

Executing governmental functions to include governance; national security; foreign service; planning; revenue and taxation; regulation; and management and administration at the local, state, and federal levels. 

Health Science 

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

Hospitality & Tourism 

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

Human Services

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

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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. 

Public Safety, Corrections & Security 

Planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services. 


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. 

Marketing, Sales & Service 

Planning, managing, and performing marketing activities to reach organizational objectives. 

Science Technology, Engineering & Mathematics 

Planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional and technical services (e.g., physical science, social science, engineering) including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services. 

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics 

Planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water, and related professional and technical support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment, and facility maintenance.

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