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Career Cluster Survey

Name
School Date
Directions: Place a check in the space next to the items that best describe you. You may make as many or as few checks in
each box as you choose. Add up the number of checks in each box. Look to see what box has the highest number. Find the
corresponding cluster on the pages immediately following this survey to see which cluster you may want to explore further.
Activities that describe what I like to do: Personal qualities that School subjects I like: Total
describe me: number
__ Learn how things grow and stay alive. __ Math checked in
__ Make the best use of the earth’s natural __ Self-reliant __ Life Sciences box #1
resources. __ Nature lover __ Earth Sciences
__ Hunt and/or fish. __ Physically active __ Chemistry
__ Protect the environment. __ Planner __ Agriculture
__ Be outdoors in all kinds of weather. __ Creative problem solver
__ Plan, budget, and keep records.
__ Operate machines and keep them in good
repair.

Activities that describe what I like to do: Personal qualities that School subjects I like: Total
describe me: number
__ Read and follow blueprints and/or __ Math
checked in
instructions. __ Curious __ Drafting box #2
__ Picture in my mind what a finished product __ Good at following directions __ Physical Sciences
looks like. __ Pay attention to details __ Construction Trades
__ Work with my hands. __ Good at visualizing possibilities __ Electrical Trades/Heat,
__ Perform work that requires precise results. __ Patient and persistent Air Conditioning
__ Solve technical problems. and Refrigeration/
__ Visit and learn from beautiful, historic, or Technology Education
interesting buildings.
__ Follow logical, step-by-step procedures.

Activities that describe what I like to do: Personal qualities that School subjects I like: Total
describe me: number
__ Use my imagination to communicate new __ Art/Graphic design checked in
information to others. __ Creative and imaginative __ Music box #3
__ Perform in front of others. __ Good communicator/good __ Speech & Drama
__ Read and write. vocabulary __ Journalism/Literature
__ Play a musical instrument. __ Curious about new technology __ Audiovisual
__ Perform creative, artistic activities. __ Relate well to feelings and Technologies
__ Use video and recording technology. thoughts of others
__ Design brochures and posters. __ Determined/tenacious

Activities that describe what I like to do: Personal qualities that School subjects I like: Total
describe me:
__ Perform routine, organized activities but can __ Computer Applications/ number
checked in
be flexible. __ Organized Business
box #4
__ Work with numbers and detailed information. __ Practical and logical and Information
__ Be the leader in a group. __ Patient Technology
__ Make business contact with people. __ Tactful __ Accounting
__ Work with computer programs. __ Responsible __ Math
__ Create reports and communicate ideas. __ English
__ Plan my work and follow instructions without __ Economics
close supervision.

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Activities that describe what I like to do: Personal qualities that School subjects I like: Total
describe me: number
__ Communicate with different types of people. __ Language Arts checked in
__ Help others with their homework or to learn __ Friendly __ Social Studies box #5
new things. __ Decision maker __ Math
__ Go to school. __ Helpful __ Science
__ Direct and plan activities for others. __ Innovative/Inquisitive __ Psychology
__ Handle several responsibilities at once. __ Good listener
__ Acquire new information.
__ Help people overcome their challenges.

Activities that describe what I like to do: Personal qualities that School subjects I like: Total
describe me: number
__ Work with numbers. __ Accounting checked in
__ Work to meet a deadline. __ Trustworthy __ Math box #6
__ Make predictions based on existing facts. __ Orderly __ Economics
__ Have a framework of rules by which to __ Self-confident __ Banking/Financial
operate. __ Logical Services
__ Analyze financial information and interpret __ Methodical or efficient __ Business Law
it to others.
__ Handle money with accuracy and reliability.
__ Take pride in the way I dress and look.

Activities that describe what I like to do: Personal qualities that School subjects I like: Total
describe me: number
__ Be involved in politics. __ Government
checked in
__ Negotiate, defend, and debate ideas and topics. __ Good communicator __ Language Arts box #7
__ Plan activities and work cooperatively with __ Competitive __ History
others. __ Service minded __ Math
__ Work with details. __ Well organized __ Foreign Language
__ Perform a variety of duties that may change __ Problem solver
often.
__ Analyze information and interpret it to others.
__ Travel and see things that are new to me.

Activities that describe what I like to do: Personal qualities that School subjects I like: Total
describe me: number
__ Work under pressure. __ Biological Sciences
__ Help sick people and animals. __ Compassionate and caring __ Chemistry checked in
box #8
__ Make decisions based on logic and __ Good at following directions __ Math
information. __ Conscientious and careful __ Occupational Health
__ Participate in health and science classes. __ Patient classes
__ Respond quickly and calmly in emergencies. __ Good listener __ Language Arts
__ Work as a member of a team.
__ Follow guidelines precisely and meet strict
standards of accuracy.

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Activities that describe what I like to do: Personal qualities that School subjects I like: Total
describe me: number
__ Investigate new places and activities. __ Language Arts/Speech
checked in
__ Work with all ages and types of people. __ Tactful __ Foreign Language
box #9
__ Organize activities in which other people __ Self-motivated __ Social Sciences
enjoy themselves. __ Works well with others __ Marketing
__ Have a flexible schedule. __ Outgoing __ Food Services
__ Help people make up their minds. __ Slow to anger
__ Communicate easily, tactfully, and
courteously.
__ Learn about other cultures.

Activities that describe what I like to do: Personal qualities that School subjects I like: Total
describe me: number
__ Care about people, their needs, and their __ Language Arts checked in
problems. __ Good communicator/good __ Psychology/Sociology box #10
__ Participate in community services and/or listener __ Family & Consumer
volunteering. __ Caring Sciences
__ Listen to other people’s viewpoints. __ Non-materialistic __ Finance
__ Help people be at their best. __ Uses intuition and logic __ Foreign Language
__ Work with people from preschool age to old __ Non-judgmental
age.
__ Think of new ways to do things.
__ Make friends with different kinds of people.

Activities that describe what I like to do: Personal qualities that School subjects I like: Total
describe me: number
__ Work with computers. __ Math checked in
__ Reason clearly and logically to solve complex __ Logical/analytical thinker __ Science box #11
problems. __ Sees details in the big picture __ Computer Tech/
__ Use machines, techniques, and processes. __ Persistent Applications
__ Read technical materials and diagrams and __ Good concentration skills __ Communications
solve technical problems. __ Precise and accurate __ Graphic Design
__ Adapt to change.
__ Play video games and figure out how they
work.
__ Concentrate for long periods without being
distracted.

Activities that describe what I like to do: Personal qualities that School subjects I like: Total
describe me: number
__ Work under pressure or in the face of danger. __ Language Arts checked in
__ Make decisions based on my own __ Adventurous __ Psychology/Sociology box #12
observations. __ Dependable __ Government/History
__ Interact with other people. __ Community-minded __ Law Enforcement
__ Be in positions of authority. __ Decisive __ First Aid/First
__ Respect rules and regulations. __ Optimistic Responder
__ Debate and win arguments.
__ Observe and analyze people’s behavior.

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Activities that describe what I like to do: Personal qualities that School subjects I like: Total
describe me: number
__ Work with my hands and learn best that way. __ Math-Geometry
checked in
__ Put things together. __ Practical __ Chemistry box #13
__ Do routine, organized and accurate work. __ Observant __ Trade and Industry
__ Perform activities that produce tangible results. __ Physically active courses
__ Apply math to work out solutions. __ Step-by-step thinker __ Physics
__ Use hand and power tools and operate __ Coordinated __ Language Arts
equipment/machinery.
__ Visualize objects in three dimensions from
flat drawings.

Activities that describe what I like to do: Personal qualities that School subjects I like: Total
describe me: number
__ Shop and go to the mall. __ Language Arts
checked in
__ Be in charge. __ Enthusiastic __ Math box #14
__ Make displays and promote ideas. __ Competitive __ Business Education/
__ Give presentations and enjoy public speaking. __ Creative Marketing
__ Persuade people to buy products or to __ Self-motivated __ Economics
participate in activities. __ Persuasive __ Computer
__ Communicate my ideas to other people. Applications
__ Take advantage of opportunities to make
extra money.

Activities that describe what I like to do: Personal qualities that School subjects I like: Total
describe me: number
__ Interpret formulas. __ Math
checked in
__ Find the answers to questions. __ Detail oriented __ Science
box #15
__ Work in a laboratory. __ Inquisitive __ Drafting/Computer-
__ Figure out how things work and investigate __ Objective aided drafting
new things. __ Methodical __ Electronics/Computer
__ Explore new technology. __ Mechanically inclined Networking
__ Experiment to find the best way to do __ Technical classes/
something. Technology
__ Pay attention to details and help things be Education
precise.

Activities that describe what I like to do: Personal qualities that School subjects I like: Total
describe me: number
__ Travel. __ Math
checked in
__ See well and have quick reflexes. __ Realistic __ Trade and Industry box #16
__ Solve mechanical problems. __ Mechanical courses
__ Design efficient processes. __ Coordinated __ Physical Sciences
__ Anticipate needs and prepare to meet them. __ Observant __ Economics
__ Drive or ride. __ Planner __ Foreign Language
__ Move things one place to another.

Disclaimer: Your interests may change over time. These survey results are intended to help you with
informal career exploration. Consider more formal assessments and other resources or services to help
you plan your career. This survey does not make any claims of statistical reliability.

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The Sixteen Career Clusters
The production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and
development of agricultural commodities and resources including food,
fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and
1 animal products/resources.

Careers in designing, planning, managing, building, and maintaining the


built environment.
2

Designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing


multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design,
journalism, and entertainment services.
3

Business Management and Administration careers encompass planning,


organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to
efficient and productive business operations. Business Management and
Administration career opportunities are available in every sector of the
4 economy.

Planning, managing, and providing education and training services, and


related learning support services.
5

Planning, services for financial and investment planning, banking,


insurance, and business financial management.
6

Executing governmental functions to include governance, national


security, foreign service, planning, revenue and taxation, regulation, and
management and administration at the local, state, and federal levels.
7

Planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic


services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research
8 and development.

Hospitality and Tourism encompasses the management, marketing and


operations of restaurants and other foodservices, lodging, attractions, and
recreation events and travel-related services.
9

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Preparing individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to
families and human needs.
10

Building linkages in IT occupations framework for entry-level, technical,


and professional careers related to the design, development, support and
management of hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration
11 services.

Planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services


and homeland security, including professional and technical support
12 services.

Planning, managing, and performing the processing of materials into


intermediate or final products and related professional and technical
support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance,
13 and manufacturing/process engineering.

Planning, managing, and performing marketing activities to reach


organizational objectives.
14

Planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional


and technical services (e.g., physical science, social science, engineering),
including laboratory and testing services, and research and development
15 services.

Planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods


by road, pipeline, air, rail, and water and related professional and
technical support services such as transportation infrastructure planning
and management, logistics services, mobile equipment, and facility
16 maintenance.

My top three clusters of interest are:


1. ___________________________________________________________________________________________
2. ___________________________________________________________________________________________
3. ___________________________________________________________________________________________

For more information, check with a career counselor at your high school, CareerTech center, higher education institution,
or one-stop career centers.

These 16 Career Cluster icons are being used with permission of the:
States’ Career Clusters Initiative, 2007, www.careerclusters.org