CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION PATHWAYS

 

 

The State of Michigan has developed the Michigan Career Pathways as a means to assist students and parents with valuable information to make wise decisions concerning the student's future.  Some of the information these Career Pathways provide are traits and characteristics of each pathway along with career options at different education levels within a pathway.  For additional information concerning career information, please contact your child's counselor or the Career Prep Coordinator.

HUMAN SERVICES

IS THIS THE CAREER PATHWAY FOR YOU?

  • Are you friendly, open, understanding, and cooperative?

  • Do you like to work with people to solve problems?

  • Is it important to you to do something that makes things better for other people?

  • Do you like to help friends with family problems?

  • Do you like reading, storytelling, traveling, or tutoring young children?

     This may be the career path for you!

SAMPLE CAREERS

  • Cosmetologist

  • Nail Technician

  • Skin Care Specialist

  • Childcare Worker

  • Preschool Teacher

  • Kindergarten and Elementary School Teacher

  • Middle School Teacher

  • High School Teacher

  • Chef and Head Cook

  • Food Prep Worker

  • Food Service Manager


 

OSTC PROGRAMS IN THIS PATHWAY (HUMAN SERVICES)

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BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING & TECHNOLOGY PATHWAY

IS THIS THE CAREER PATHWAY FOR YOU?

  • Do you enjoy being a leader and organizing people?

  • Do you enjoy carrying through with an idea and seeing the end product? 

  • Would you enjoy balancing a checkbook, following the stock market, or holding an office in a club?

    This may be the career path for you!

SAMPLE CAREERS

  • Accountants and Auditors

  • Executive

  • Administrative Assistant

  • Bank Teller

  • Customer Service Representative

  • Computer Programmer

  • Database Administrator

  • General Office Clerk

  • Human Resources Manager

  • Marketing Manager

  • Financial Clerk

  • Sales Representative

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HEALTH SCIENCES

IS THIS THE CAREER PATHWAY FOR YOU?

  • Do you like to care for people or animals that are sick or help them stay well?

  • Are you interested in diseases and in how the body works?

  • Do you enjoy reading about science and medicine?

  • Would it be fun to learn first aid or volunteer at a hospital or veterinary clinic?

    This may be the career path for you!

SAMPLE CAREERS

  • Athletic Trainer

  • Dental Assistant

  • Dental Hygienist

  • Dentist

  • Dietitian/Nutritionist

  • EMT

  • Home Health Aide

  • Medical Assistant

  • Nurse Practitioner

  • Registered Nurse (RN)

  • Pharmacist

  • Radiation Therapist

  • Veterinary Technician

OSTC PROGRAMS IN THIS PATHWAY (HEALTH SCIENCES)

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ARTS & COMMUNICATION

IS THIS THE CAREER PATHWAY FOR YOU?

  • Are you a creative thinker?

  • Are you imaginative, innovative, and original?

  • Do you like to communicate ideas?

  • Do you like making crafts, drawing, playing a musical instrument, taking photos, or writing stories?

   This may be the career path for you!

SAMPLE CAREERS

  • Printing Worker

  • Website Developer

  • Art Director

  • Multimedia Artist and Animator

  • CAD Technician/Drafter

  • Computer Programmer

  • Architect

  • Graphic Designer

  • Advertising and Branding

OSTC PROGRAMS IN THIS PATHWAY (ARTS & COMMUNICATION)

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ENGINEERING, MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY

IS THIS THE CAREER PATHWAY FOR YOU?

  • Are you mechanically inclined and practical?

  • Do you like reading diagrams and blueprints, and drawing building structures?

  • Are you curious about how things work?

  • Would you enjoy painting a house, repairing cars, wiring electrical circuits, or woodworking?

This may be the career path for you!

SAMPLE CAREERS

  • Architect

  • Construction Laborer

  • Drywall Installer

  • Automotive Technician

  • Drafter

  • Building Inspector

  • Small Engine Mechanic

  • Metal and Plastic Machine Worker

  • Welder

OSTC PROGRAMS IN THIS PATHWAY (ENGINEERING, MANUFACTURING, IND TECHNOLOGY)

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NATURAL RESOURCES

IS THIS THE CAREER PATHWAY FOR YOU?

  • Are you a nature lover?

  • Are you practical, curious about the physical world, and interested in plants and animals?

  • Do you enjoy hunting or fishing?

  • Do you like to garden or mow the lawn?

  • Are you interested in protecting the environment?

This may be the career path for you!

SAMPLE CAREERS

  • Agriculture and Food Technician

  • Agricultural Scientist

  • Forester

  • Environmental Science and Protection Technician

  • Environmental Scientist

  • Forest and Conservation Technician

  • Agricultural Worker

  • Logging Worker

  • Fisher

  • Veterinary Assistant

  • Veterinary Technician

  • Zoologist and Wildlife Biologist

OSTC PROGRAMS IN THIS PATHWAY (NATURAL RESOURCES)

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