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Career Pathways

What is a Career Pathway?

Career pathways are small groups of occupations within a career cluster. Occupations within a pathway share common skills, knowledge, and interests. We have taken time to align the course offerings at Park High with each Pathway to help students find validity in their studies. Pathways also help students determine possible career options as they see many of the classes they enjoy in specific pathways.
Students are not required to choose or stick with a certain Pathway, these are just tools for aided career exploration.


Careers in Agriculture involve the production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fiber, natural resources, horticulture and other plant/animal resources.

Hospitality & Tourism

The Hospitality & Tourism pathway prepares learners for careers in the management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreational events and travel-related services. Hospitality operations are located in communities throughout the world.

Manufacturing & Engineering

Jobs in manufacturing and Engineering include positions that work on the mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products. The Gallatin Valley hosts a large base of Manufactures.


The Business Management and Finance Pathway prepares learners for careers in planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations. Career opportunities are available in every sector of the economy and require specific skills in organization, time management, customer service and communication.

Information Technology

Information technology careers are available in every sector of the economy. Careers in IT involve the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia and systems integration services. The information technology industry is a dynamic and entrepreneurial field that continues to have a revolutionary impact on the economy and on the world.      

Medical & Health Sciences

Careers in Health Science involve planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.

Education & Childcare

This diverse pathway prepares learners for careers in planning, managing and providing education/ training services, and related learning support services. This is for students pursuing careers in education and training in a variety of settings that offer academic instruction, career/ technical instruction, and other training services.


Liberal Arts

Liberal arts is a term for general knowledge of a wide range of topics such as history, law, natural science, philosophy, economics, English, Literature, foreign languages, and mathematics to name a few. Most 4-year colleges offer a “liberal arts” education.


Visual & Performing Arts

The visual arts are art forms such as ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, video, film making, and architecture. Many artistic disciplines (performing arts, conceptual art, textile arts) involve aspects of the visual arts as well as arts of other types.