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What is a Career Pathway?


A career pathway gives you a direction and allows you to make a plan of what you will do each semester of high school until your graduation date.  You can choose your courses with a pathway in mind, rather than taking courses at random.  By having a direction, you will learn what is available in the world.  You will be better able to make decisions about your future by learning what skills you will need to succeed.  A direction will connect you with post-secondary education and with the world of work.

Much of the pathway work at Anderson High School is within the CareerCruising program.  Students have 24/7 access at http://www.careercruising.com.  All students have a personal EDP login in and password.  Your log in will be sgt-your full student number.  Passwords are the same as your network password.

Use the links to the right to brief information about each pathway.  Much more detailed information about each pathway and related careers can be accessed in CareerCruising.

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Arts and Communications


DESCRIPTION:

This career pathway prepares students for careers related to humanities and the performing, visual, literary, and media arts.

IS THIS CAREER FOR YOU?

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?

CAREERS:

Professional

Writer, journalist, advertising, musician, cartoonist, reporter, architect, librarian, film production

Technical

Broadcaster, artist, entertainer, television technician, graphic communications, paralegal

Pre-Technical

Photo assistant, legal assistant, actor, singer, painter, model

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Business, Management, Marketing, Technology


DESCRIPTION:

This career pathway prepares students for careers related to all aspects of business, including accounting, business administration, finance, information processing, and marketing

IS THIS CAREER FOR YOU?

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?

CAREERS:

Professional

Accountant, director, loan officer, sales engineer, public relations, advertising, auditor, bank manager, financial adviser, business owner

Technical

Secretary, sales representative, claim adjuster, real estate agent, medical secretary, appraiser, computer technician, computer programmer

Pre-Technical

Receptionist, office clerk, bank teller, cashier, file clerk, word processor, stock clerk data processor

 

 


 

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Engineering and Manufacturing


DESCRIPTION:

This career pathway prepares students for careers related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, or maintain physical systems

IS THIS CAREER FOR YOU?

Are you mechanically inclined and practical?  Do you like reading diagrams and blue-prints?  Do you draw sketches?  Are you curious about how things work?  Would you enjoy painting a house, repairing cars, wiring electrical circuits, or wood working?

CAREERS:

Professional

Chemical engineer, mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, marine architect, software engineer, civil engineer, aircraft pilot, drafter, metallurgist

Technical

Mechanic, plumber, drafter, painter, contractor, electrician, tool and die maker, mason, equipment technician, laser technician

Pre-Technical

Auto body repair, machine tool operator, carpenter, bus driver, janitor, assembler, truck driver, machine repairer

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Health Sciences


DESCRIPTION:

This career pathway prepares students for careers related to the promotion of health as well as the treatment of injuries, conditions, and disease.

IS THIS CAREER FOR YOU?

Do you like to care for people or animals who are sick?  Are you interested in diseases and 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?

CAREERS:

Professional

Audiologist, biologist, biochemist, dentist, mortician, nutritionist, optician, pharmacist, physician, radiologist, nurse, optometrist, physical therapist, veterinarian

Technical

Lab technician, dental hygienist, medical assistant, pharmacy assistant, x-ray technician, nursing assistant, paramedic, laser technician, veterinary assistant

Pre-Technical

Animal care worker, health aide, laboratory clerk, psychiatric aide, food tester, funeral home worker, hospital orderly, EMS driver, laboratory assistant

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Human Services


DESCRIPTION:

This career pathway prepares students for careers related to child care, civil service, education, hospitality, and the social services.

IS THIS CAREER FOR YOU?

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?

CAREERS:

Professional

Child welfare worker, teacher, criminologist, psychologist, placement officer, probation officer, chef, social worker, counselor, sports professional, caseworker, clergy

Technical

Dietician, police officer, travel agent, pre-school teacher, chef corrections officer, detective, tailor, office manager, flight attendant, physical trainer, beauty shop manager

Pre-Technical

Cook, housekeeper, bodyguard, child care attendant, custodian, receptionist, recreation worker, dog groomer, stock clerk, waiter, food service worker, barber, guard



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Natural Resources and Agriscience


DESCRIPTION:

This career pathway prepares students for careers related to natural resources, agriculture, and the environment

IS THIS CAREER FOR YOU?

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?

CAREERS:

Professional

Agricultural engineer, forester, marine biologist, animal scientist, aquatics, dairy scientist, soil scientist, conservationist, horticulturalist, landscape architect, environmental scientist, geologist, botanist, biochemist, meteorologist

Technical

Fish and game warden, conservation officer, animal breeder, field inspector, livestock inspector, park ranger, fishery manager, landscape contractor, snow removal manager, water quality technician, weather technician, nursery manager

Pre-Technical

Farmer, miner, irrigation installer, farm worker, lumberjack. groundskeeper, flower grower, fisherman, farm machine operator, extractive worker, equipment operator, park worker, lawn service worker, forest fire fighter, seaman, pest controller

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