Enterprising Occupations and Their Clusters

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After each occupation is a number in parentheses. This number gives you the cluster that helps you prepare for that job. The meaning of each number is shown in the sidebar at the right of the page. Put your cursor on the title of a cluster and you will see the career pathways for that cluster. One, or more of those pathways, is likely to prepare you for that job.

Some jobs have more than one number, or cluster. There is more than one cluster that prepares people for that occupation.

Which occupations, career clusters, and pathways best fit your interests? Put a checkmark, with your cursor, next to each job that interests you. Print out this page. Then, write down the career pathways that likely include the job that interests you.

You will find the exact pathways for the jobs that interest you in our eBook 5 Steps to Choosing the Right Career Cluster, Field, or Pathway.

It is best if you look at your two top personality types. When you are finished with this page, you can see the occupations, clusters, and pathways for the other five Holland types by clicking: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, or Conventional.

When you are finished, go to Final Steps.

Sales & Purchasing
Financial Services Sales Agent (6)
Insurance Sales Agent (6)
Manufacturers' Sales Representative (6, 14)
Purchasing Agent (1, 14)
Real Estate Sales Agent (14)
Retail Salesperson (1, 14)

Hospitality, Beauty & Customer Services
Amusement and Recreation Attendant (9)
Barber or Hair Stylist (10)
Bartender (9)
Cosmetologist (10)
Flight Attendant (2, 16)
Gaming Service Worker (9)
Tour Guide (9)
Travel Agent (9, 14)
Waiter/Waitress (9)

Legal Practice & Support
Administrative Law Judge/ Hearing Officer (12)
Arbitrator, Mediator, or Conciliator (12)
Judge (5, 12)
Judicial Law Clerk (12)
Lawyer (12)
Paralegal/Legal Assistant (12)

Business Administration
Administrative Services Manager (4, 7, 8, 16)
Agricultural or Aquaculture Manager (1)
Chef or Head Cook (9)
Chief Executive (4, 7, 10, 16)
Computer and Information System Manager (4, 11)
Construction Manager (2, 4)
Compensation & Benefits Manager (4)
Engineering Manager (2, 7, 15)
Food Services Manager (9)
Funeral Director (10)
Gaming Supervisor (9)
Human Resources, Training Manager or Specialist (4)
Industrial Production Manager (4, 14)
Lodging Manager (e.g., hotel, motel, resort) (9, 14)
Medical and Health Services Manager (4, 8,)
Natural Science Manager (4, 8, 10, 15)
Producer (TV/radio, movies, theater) (3)
Property & Real Estate Manager (10, 14)

Business Administration (continued)
Purchasing Manager (4)
Sales Worker Supervisor (1, 10, 14)
Technical Director/Manager of Radio or TV Programs (3)
Transportation, Storage and Distribution Manager (4, 7, 16)

Regulations Enforcement
Financial Examiner (4, 7)
Immigration or Customs Inspector (12)
Occupational Safety and Health Inspector (1, 8, 13, 16)
Tax Examiner, Collector, or Revenue Agent (4, 7)

Finance
Accountant or Auditor (4, 7)
Financial Manager (4, 6)
Loan Counselor (6)
Personal Financial Advisor (6)
Real Estate Appraiser (14)
Treasurer, Controller, or Chief Financial Officer (4, 6)

Government & Public Administration
Archivist or Curator (3, 5, 15)
College President (5)
Education Administrator (5)
Government Service Executive (7, 10)
Legislator (7, 10)
Medical and Health Service Manager (8)
School Principal (5)

Promotion
Advertising Sales Agent (4)
Copy Writer (3)
Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, or Sales Manager (4, 10, 14)
Public Relations Specialist (4, 7, 8, 10)

Regulations Enforcement
Financial Examiner (4, 7)
Immigration or Customs Inspector (12)
Occupational Safety and Health Inspector (1, 8, 13, 16)
Tax Examiner, Collector, or Revenue Agent (4, 7)

1. Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

  • Food Products and Processing Systems
  • Plant Systems
  • Animal Systems
  • Power, Structural & Technical Systems
  • Natural Resources Systems
  • Environmental Service Systems AgriBusiness Systems

2. Architecture & Construction

  • Design/Pre-Construction
  • Construction
  • Maintenance/Operations

3. Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

  • Audio and Video Technology and Film
  • Printing Technology
  • Visual Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Journalism and Broadcasting
  • Telecommunications

4. Business, Management & Administration

  • Administration
  • Management
  • Business Financial Management & Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Business Analysis
  • Marketing
  • Administrative & Information Support

5. Education & Training

  • Administration and Administrative  Support
  • Professional Support Services
  • Teaching/Training

6. Finance

  • Financial & Investment Planning
  • Business Financial Management
  • Banking & Related Services
  • Insurance Services

7. Government & Public Administration

  • Governance
  • National Security
  • Foreign Service
  • Planning
  • Revenue and Taxation
  • Regulation
  • Public Management and Administration

8. Health Science

  • Therapeutic Services
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Health Informatics
  • Support Services
  • Biotechnology Research and  Development

9. Hospitality & Tourism

  • Restaurants and Food/Beverage  Services
  • Lodging
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Recreation, Amusements & Attractions

10. Human Services

  • Early Childhood Development &  Services
  • Counseling & Mental Health Services
  • Family & Community Services
  • Personal Care Services
  • Consumer Services

11. Information Technology

  • Network Systems
  • Information Support and Services
  • Interactive Media
  • Programming and Software Development

12. Law, Public Safety,Corrections & Security

  • Correction Services
  • Emergency and Fire Management  Services
  • Security & Protective Services
  • Law Enforcement Services
  • Legal Services

13. Manufacturing

  • Production
  • Manufacturing Production Process  Development
  • Maintenance, Installation & Repair
  • Quality Assurance
  • Logistics & Inventory Control
  • Health, Safety and Environmental Assurance

14. Marketing, Sales & Service

  • Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Professional Sales and Marketing
  • Buying and Merchandising
  • Marketing Communications and  Promotion
  • Marketing Information Management  and Research
  • Distribution and Logistics E-Marketing

15. Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

  • Engineering and Technology
  • Science and Math

16. Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

  • Transportation Operations
  • Logistics Planning and Management  Services
  • Warehousing and Distribution Center  Operations
  • Facility and Mobile Equipment  Maintenance
  • Transportation Systems/Infrastructure  Planning, Management, and  Regulation
  • Health, Safety and Environmental  Management
  • Sales and Service