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Career Pathways


Ever get stumped on the simple matter of how to get from here to there? Or, in career terms, how to get into a career and advance to the next level and the one after that?


Career Pathways can help you navigate that maze. You can see at a glance the knowledge, skills, education, and other qualities you'll need to get into a career and the additional steps it will take to get promoted. But note that these aren't the only pathways: You can become an industrial engineer by starting out as a manufacturing technician, as mapped out in the pathway here — but if you're able to stay in school you may be able to move into industrial engineering directly. Take a look at the fields below.

And follow their routes at Career Pathways.


Electricity and Power Generation

  • Electrical Engineering
    • Electrical Equipment Assembler
    • Electro-Mechanical Technician
    • Electrical Engineering Technologist
    • Electrical Project Engineer
  • Energy and Power Systems
    • Electrician Helper
    • Substation Technician
    • Plant Operator
    • System Dispatcher

Health Care

  • Mental Health
    • Recovery Support Specialist
    • Psychiatric Technician
    • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Case Manager
    • Psychiatric Registered Nurse
    • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Therapist
  • Nursing
    • Nursing Assistant
    • Licensed Practical Nurse
    • Registered Nurse
    • Nurse Midwife
    • Clinical Nurse Specialist
    • Nurse Practitioner
    • Nurse Anesthetist
    • Nursing Faculty and Researcher
  • Pharmacy
    • Pharmacy Aide/Clerk
    • Pharmacy Technician
    • Pharmacist
    • Pharmaceutical Specialist
  • Physical Therapy
    • Physical Therapy Aide
    • Physical Therapist Assistant
    • Physical Therapist
    • Orthopedic Specialist
  • Respiratory Therapy
    • Respiratory Therapist Technician
    • Respiratory Therapist
    • Respiratory Therapy Faculty and Research

Laboratory Science

  • Cytopathology
    • Cytoprep Lab Assistant
    • Cytotechnologist
    • Cytopathology Laboratory Director
  • Histopathology
    • Histology Lab Assistant
    • Histotechnicians
    • Histotechnologist
    • Pathologist's Assistant
    • Clinical Laboratory Director
  • Lab Technology
    • Phlebotomist
    • Medical Laboratory Technician
    • Clinical Laboratory Scientist
    • Clinical Laboratory Director

Manufacturing and Machining

  • Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic
    • General Mechanic Trainee
    • Aviation Maintenance Mechanic
    • Aviation Maintenance Supervisor
  • CNC Operator
    • Assembly Technician
    • Entry-Level Machinist
    • CNC Operator
    • CNC Programmer
    • CNC Production Supervisor
  • Industrial Maintenance and Technology
    • Manufacturing Technician
    • Industrial Maintenance Technician
    • Lead Facility Maintenance Technician
    • Manufacturing Engineer Technologist
    • Industrial Engineer
  • Welding
    • Welder's Assistant
    • Certified Welder
    • Welding Technician
    • Certified Welding Inspector
    • Welding Engineer