Career Pathways

Career Pathways

What is a Career Pathway, and which ones best fit your goals?

California has identified 15 industry sectors, and within Santa Cruz County, we currently focus on six industry sectors: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Arts and Communication; Business, Marketing, and Information Systems; Engineering and Industrial Technology; Home, Health and Recreation;and Social, Human, and Governmental Services.

Each sector contains multiple career pathways in which students can explore a career area now that best fits their interests. The Industry Sectors listed will enable students to research career pathways that can help them make informed decisions about their future. Visit State Center Consortium to learn more about the 15 Career Pathways.

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Because agriculture is California’s most important economic industry, California is often called the breadbasket of the world. If you love nature...

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Arts, Media, and Entertainment

The Arts, Media, and Entertainment Sector offers a broad range of employment opportunities. The variety of careers in this sector can accommodate...

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Building Trades and Construction

Do you like to build things? Are you comfortable working on a project until all the pieces fit together? If you answered yes, the Building Trades...

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Education, Child Development, and Family Services

Remember your favorite teacher? Remember how that teacher influenced your life? With a large number of employees predicted to retire from...

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Energy and Utilities

Utilizing renewable energy and sustainable resources will impact our future for generations to come. Hydroelectric, geothermal, and nuclear power...

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Engineering and Design

The Engineering and Design Industry Sector is ideal for students who have a strong understanding of mathematics and a creative drive to design new...

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Fashion and Interior Design

Who will be the new internationally famous designers? Could it be you? Someone will be creating their own fashion statements and creating the...

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Finance and Business

Business relies on financial and personnel managers to keep companies running smoothly. The pathways in the Finance and Business Sector are key to...

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Health Science and Medical Technology

Health care is one of the fastest growing career sectors. The Health Science and Medical Technology Sector requires academic and technical skills...

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Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation

The Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation Industry Sector encompasses many different yet interrelated careers. If you enjoy working with different...

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Information Technology

Are you comfortable around computers? If you like working with computers and other technology, this career sector could be for you. Information...

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Manufacturing and Product Development

The Manufacturing and Product Development Sector provides a foundation in manufacturing processes and systems. Manufacturing is the use of tools...

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Marketing, Sales, and Service

Do you like to shop for yourself and others? Do you think you would be good at selling the merits of a product or idea? The Marketing, Sales, and...

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Public Services

The Public Services Industry Sector provides a foundation for students interested in being involved in their community and serving the public’s...

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Transportation

Transportation plays a crucial role in our society because moving people and goods is central to everything America does. Vehicle components and...

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