Search by Career Cluster
Career clusters relate groups of occupations called clusters with the college programs of study that might lead to careers in those areas. Clusters are designed to prepare students to transition successfully from high school to postsecondary education and 21st century employment in a career area, or both. The Majors Guide allows you to search by two widely used clusters:
Career & Technical Education Cluster - this cluster, developed by the U S Department of Education, organizes programs of study into 16 categories, from Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources to Information Technology. If you are interested in an applied technology program, this cluster may provide a good place to start your search.
World of Work - this cluster, developed by ACT, organizes occupations into six clusters: Business Contact, Business Operations, Technical, Science & Technology, Arts, and Social Service. The occupations within each cluster relate to each other in terms of working with:
- Data: facts, numbers, files, business procedures
- Ideas: knowledge, insights, theories, new ways of saying or doing something
- People: care, services, leadership, sales
- Things: machines, tools, living things, and materials such as food, wood, or metal
If you are a Utah high school student working with a counselor on a SEOP, or Student Education and Occupation Plan, the World of Work Career Clusters may provide a good place to start searching for programs of study to build on what you have been studying in high school.