Career Services

UToledo Career Clusters

 WHAT IS A CAREER CLUSTER?

Career Clusters contain occupations in the same field of work that require similar skills. Students, parents, and educators can use Career Clusters to help focus education plans towards obtaining the necessary knowledge, competencies, and training for success in a particular career pathway. (O*NET)

WHY USE CAREER CLUSTERS?

Careers with the same knowledge and skills are grouped in the same cluster. Each cluster may include hundreds of different careers. Thinking ahead and preparing for careers is helpful if you are headed to the workplace or college. Some careers that are common today may not be needed tomorrow. And all careers require flexibility, knowledge, and skills.

THINK BIG 

 Career clusters help you take a broad look at your options through eight career fields and the options within each field.

GET EXCITED 

 Choices seem endless, but remember you're in control. Exploring clusters can get you excited about your options as you discover what's best for you.  

HAVE TIME 

 Exploring groups of similar occupations helps you select and eliminate choices more quickly than researching many individual occupations. 

SPEND WISELY 

 Make wise decisions about what you're going to study. Don't declare a major quickly and then realize halfway through the program that a different career interests you more. 

TAKE CONTROL 

 Base your career choice on your own dreams and interests. Career clusters help you learn about all the types of careers available so you don't leave the decision to chance. 

STAND OUT 

 Grab employers' attention by knowing the skill requirements and knowledge for specific fields and jobs.  

 


ARTS, COMMUNICATION, ENTerTainment 

Local employers that Hire
  • Toledo Museum of Art
  • WTOL-TV
  • WTVG-TV
  • YES FM Radio
  • The Blade
  • American Frame Corporation
  • Buckeye Broadband 

EXAMPLE CAREERS: 

Actors, Dancers, Musicians

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers

Audio and Video Equipment Technicians

Broadcast News Analysts

Multimedia Artists and Animators

Proofreaders, Editors, and Copy Markers

Radio Operators 

 

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Careers in art, communication, and entertainment combine creative expression and interpersonal skills to produce innovative work. 

uToledo majors 

*Major appears in multiple Career Clusters 

**This major can fall in all categories and is dependent on the student's interests and minor

 


Business 

Careers in business are connected to the organizations through project management and leadership to ensure productivity and efficiency 

Example Careers

Financial Analyst

Business Operations Specialist

Human Resources Manager

Advertising/Marketing Specialist

Customer Service Representative

Information Record Clerk Compensation/Benefits/Job Analyst 

Employers that Hire 

3M

Huntington Bank

Cedar Point

Owens Corning

Coca-Cola

Cooper Tire

Thomson Reuters- Tax & Accounting 

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Education 

Example Careers

Education Administrator

Fitness / Wellness Coordinator

Librarian

K-12 Teacher

Higher Education Professor

Distance Learning Coordinator

Vocational Educator 

Employers that Hire

Toledo Public Schools

Sylvania Schools

Detroit Public Schools

The LEAP Program

Universities/Colleges

The Ability Center of Greater Toledo 

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Careers in education integrate the ability to share knowledge in an environment of adaptability to impact learning 

 


ENGINEERING

Careers in engineering take our scientific understanding of the natural world and use it to invent, design, and build things to solve problems and achieve practical goals.  

Example Careers

Industrial Safety/Health 

Fire-Prevention/Protection 

Computer Hardware 

Architectural  Manager

Wind Energy 

Remote Sensing Technician

Product Safety

Employers that Hire

Owens Corning

The Andersons Rudolph Libbey Inc.

Amazon

Dana Incorporated

Honda

First Solar 

 


Government and Public Service 

Example Careers

Legislator

Municipal Clerk

Emergency Management Director

Government Property Investigator

Compliance Officer

Military Officer

Juris Doctor 

Employers that HIRE

Social Security Administration

Toledo Police

Metroparks Toledo

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Ohio Department of Public Safety

Lucas County Sheriff's Office

The United States Secret Service 

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Careers in government and public service involve teamwork and decision-making skills to best serve individuals and communities at the local to the international level.   

UToledo Majors

*Major appears in multiple Career Clusters 

**This major can fall in all categories and is dependent on the student's interests and minor

 


Healthcare and Pharmacy 

Careers in healthcare and pharmacy contribute to health and wellness by using effective management skills along with empathy and compassion for their patients.  

Example Careers

Surgeon

Pharmacy Aid

Nuclear Medicine

Physician

Medical Secretary

Biomedical Engineer

Cardiovascular Technician

Speech-Language Pathologist 

Employers that Hire 

ProMedica 

ABC Healthcare Inc.

Bittersweet Farm

Scribe America

Great Lakes Spine & Orthopedics 

 


  Human Services and Helping Professions 

Example Careers

Substance Abuse/Behavioral Disorder Counselor 

Mental Health Counselor 

Social / Community Service Manager 

Clergy / Religious Worker 

Loan Counselor 

Healthcare Social Worker 

Community Advocacy Organizer 

Employers that Hire

After School All-Stars  

Food for Thought Toledo Inc 

RFS Behavioral Health 

The YMCA of Greater Toledo  

The United Way  

Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities 

YWCA of Northwest Ohio 

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Careers in human services and helping professions assist individuals and groups to meet their personal needs by teaching advocacy and leadership. 

 LEARN MORE ABOUT SALARY AND SKILLS        What Can I Do With This Major? 

UToledo Majors 

*Major appears in multiple Career Clusters 

**This major can fall in all categories and is dependent on the student's interests and minor

 


Science, Mathematics, and Technology

Careers in science, math, and technology have skills in abstract problem solving to analyze research through technology 

Example Careers 

Aerospace Engineer

Computer Hardware Engineer

Conservation Scientist

Microbiologist

Geographer

Statistician

Park Naturalist 

employers that hire

AVFuel Corporation

Sandusky County Soil & Water Conservation

First Solar

Wood County Park District

The Toledo Zoo

Compuware 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 11/21/22