Career Pathways

What are Career Pathways?

Career pathways are broad categories of career options that share similar characteristics and employment requirements that call for many common interests, strengths, and competencies. There are six broad career pathways; within each of those are career clusters that narrow down even further to specific career focus areas.

Career Pathway Roadmaps

How do I use this information?

As early as high school, students are starting to look at career pathways to identify the classes that they need to take to prepare themselves for employment. Those same career pathways are being used by BMCC students to identify career opportunities supported by the degrees and certificates gained at BMCC. 

The following information describes each of those six career pathways and gives you information to help decide whether or not that is the path for you. As you look through the BMCC catalog  you may notice the career pathway icons  to which that degree or certificate is related. Use these tools to help you plan your college experience and career preparation. By having a plan, you can give purpose to your learning.

Arts, Information and Communications

Careers in this category are related to the humanities and the performing, visual, literary, and media arts.

Are you a creative thinker? Are you imaginative, innovative, or original? Do you like to communicate ideas? Do you like to make crafts, draw, play a musical instrument, take photos, or write stories? Then this career pathway may be for you!

We offer the following areas of emphasis to help you succeed in this career pathway:

Art

Computer Science

English

Music

Speech

Theater Arts

Business and Management

Careers related to the business environment include sales, marketing and advertising, computer/information systems, accounting, economics, management, and personnel.

Do you enjoy being a leader, organizing people, planning activities, and talking? Do you like working with numbers or ideas and seeing those ideas come to completion? Then this career pathway may be for you!

We offer the following areas of emphasis to help you succeed in this career pathway:

Accounting

Administrative Assistant

Admin Asst—Legal

Admin Asst—Medical

Agriculture Business

Art

Business Administration

Computer Science

Economics

English

Hospitality Management

Mathematics

Office Assistant

Retail Management

Speech

Tourism

Human Resources

Careers in this category are related to economic, political, and social systems.

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 helping people? Then this career pathway may be for you!

We offer the following areas of emphasis to help you succeed in this career pathway:

Anthropology

Criminal Justice

Early Childhood Education

Economics

Education-Elementary

Education-Secondary

English

Geography

Health

History

Hospitality Management

Mathematics

Paraeducator

Physical Education

Psychology

Retail Management

Sociology

Tourism

Ag, Food and Natural Resource Systems

Careers in this category are related to the environment, natural resources, and agriculture.

Are you practical or curious about the physical world, plants, and animals? Do you enjoy outdoor activities? Then this career pathway may be for you!

 

We offer the following areas of emphasis to help you succeed in this career pathway:

Agriculture Business

Agriculture Production

Anthropology

Biology

Geography

Geology

Industrial and Engineering Systems

Careers in this pathway are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems.

Are you mechanically inclined and practical? Do you like reading diagrams and blueprints or drawing building structures? Are you curious about how things work? Then this career pathway may be for you!

We offer the following areas of emphasis to help you succeed in this career pathway:

Chemistry

Civil Engineering

Computer Science

Diesel Technology

Drafting Technology

Geography

Industrial Technology

Mathematics

Health Services

Careers in this pathway are related to the promotion of health and the treatment of disease.

Do you like to care for the sick or to help them stay well? Are you interested in disease and how the body works? Do you enjoy reading about science and medicine? Then this career pathway may be for you!

We offer the following areas of emphasis to help you succeed in this career pathway:

Admin Asst—Medical

Biology

Chemistry

Dental Assistant

Health

Nursing

Office Asst—Medical

Physical Education

Pre-Dental, Med, Pharmacy, and Veterinary

Psychology