The Six Michigan Career Pathways

Arts and Communication
Careers in this path are related to humanities and performing, visual, literary and media arts. These include architecture, graphic, interior, and fashion design, writing, film, fine arts, journalism, languages, media, advertising, and public relations.


Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.


Engineering/Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service and related technologies.


Health Sciences
Careers in this path are related to the promotion of health and treatment of disease. These include research, prevention, treatment and related health technologies.


Human Services
Careers in this path are related to economic, political and social systems. These include education, government, law and law enforcement, leisure and recreation, military, religion, child care, social services and personal services


Natural Resources and Agri-Science
Careers in this path are related to agriculture, the environment and natural resources. These include agricultural sciences, earth sciences, environmental sciences, fisheries, forestry, horticulture and wildlife.

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