The JA Virtual Career Fair is divided into several career paths and clusters. This provides a powerful way to explore different careers and see the career connections between different occupations in a cluster. By recognizing the connections among different occupations and career fields, you can plan education and training that lead to the occupations that interest and suits you the most.
Missouri has identified six Career Paths as a way to help you become aware of and explore careers
in a logical and meaningful way.
Missouri uses 16 Career Clusters as a way of organizing occupations and careers to assist educators in tailoring rigorous coursework and related activities for all students. The Career Clusters include all occupations, even those not usually found in career and technical education. Career Clusters may be used beginning in grades 6, 7, 8 or 9, and can continue as a framework for educational planning through postsecondary education.
Occupations within a Career Cluster are further grouped according to shared commonalities such as skill sets or common roles. This grouping is called a Career Pathway. Each cluster contains two to seven Career Pathways. Career Pathways assist educators in the development of a coordinated and non-duplicative sequence of courses that identifies both secondary and postsecondary education elements; includes challenging academic and career and technical education content; and culminates in one or more of the following: technical skill proficiency, a credential, a certificate, or a degree at the secondary or postsecondary level.
Let's get started! Click on the career path(s) of your choice to hear from some amazing people about their chosen professsion.
Human Services: Human Services, Hospitality and Tourism, Government and Public Administration, Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security, Education and Training
Industrial & Engineering Technology: Manufacturing, Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
Health Services: Health Science