• What are Career Pathways?
    Each Career Pathway is a broad grouping of careers that share similar characteristics and have
    common employment requirements. A chosen Pathway focuses a student’s courses toward
    preparing for a specific career goal area.
    Career Pathway planning is an educational approach to course scheduling, which helps students
    focus their education toward career development. The five career pathways identified within this
    Course Planning and Course Description Guide are clusters of occupations or careers that are
    based on the national career clusters. 
    Why should I choose a career pathway?
    1. To create career awareness and encourage planning for post-secondary education and
    2. To provide knowledge that relates your high school education to the world after graduation
    3. To help focus on a career area that matches interests in high school
    4.To help set goals and discover classes necessary to achieve those goals
    In a Career Pathway system, students choose a pathway that will prepare them for employment in
    the cluster that best fits their interests and abilities. Each career pathway represents a group of
    related occupations and industries represented in today’s economy. 
    How should I use the Career Pathways information?
    When scheduling, compare your course selections to your intended pathway to help you determine
    whether your choices meet your post high school goals. Get advice and help on your course
    selections from your parents, counselors, principal, and teachers.

    Hughesville Junior/Senior High School
    Career Pathways

    Arts and Communications
    Designed to develop students’ awareness, interpretation, application, and production of visual,
    verbal, and written work. Careers in this pathway are linked to the humanities and include
    performing, visual, and literary arts as well as the communication media. Some occupations
    include those in creative writing, dance, editing, film, fine arts, graphic arts, journalism, modeling,
    music, photography, radio, telecommunications, theatre, and translating.
    Business/Information Management and Marketing
    Designed to prepare students for careers in the world of business, finance, and information
    services. Careers in this pathway are in the fields of business and marketing. Some occupations
    include those in accounting, administrative support staff, advertising, computer science,
    distribution, finance, insurance, international business, management, marketing research,
    merchandising, personnel, purchasing, real estate, sales and tourism.

    Engineering/Industrial and Technological Sciences
    Designed to develop students’ interests, awareness, and application to areas related to technologies
    necessary for design, development, installation, and maintenance of physical systems. Careers in
    this pathway are related to engineering, science, technology, construction, manufacturing, and
    transportation. Some occupations include airline pilots, archeologists, architects, assemblers,
    carpenters, drafters, engineers of all types, machinists, mechanics, scientists, tool and die makers,
    and truck drivers.
    Health and Natural Resource Sciences
    Designed to develop students’ interests in the life, physical and behavioral sciences. In addition,
    the planning, managing and providing of therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health
    information and biochemistry research development. Careers in this pathway are part of the health
    services field. They include occupations in hospital services, medical technology, medicine,
    nursing, optometry, pharmacy, psychiatry, psychology, therapy and others. Careers in this pathway
    are related to the environment and natural resources and include occupations in agribusiness,
    agriculture, animal science, veterinarian, forestry, horticulture, and wildlife management. 

    Human and Family Services
    Designed to develop students’ interests, skills, and experiences for employment in careers related
    to familiar and human needs. Careers in this pathway are linked to family/consumer, economic,
    political and social systems. Some occupations in this career focus area include those in hospitality
    and recreation, public and community service, and the broad field of social services. Careers such
    as those in childcare, cosmetology, economics, education, fire protection, food service,
    government, history, hotel and restaurant services, law, law enforcement, the military, and
    recreation may be found in this career pathway.
Last Modified on March 29, 2016