Career Planning

The Greater Austin area is one of the fastest growing areas to live and work in the United States. There are many exciting career opportunities that await you. It is important to begin exploring career options early to make informed decisions regarding high school endorsement areas, classes, college and/or work.

Workforce Solutions Capital Area offers you a variety of resources to help you learn about and prepare for good paying, satisfying jobs and careers. 

Student Career Profiles

We have developed a series of industry and occupational student career profiles that contain information on growth projections, salary expectations, and education/skill requirements.

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Cluster

Focused on 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 animal products/ resources.


Environmental Engineers  
Floral Designer
Veterinarian
Veterinarian Technician


Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Cluster

Designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism and entertainment services.

A&V Equipment Technician  
Graphic Designer
Librarian
Multi-media Artist and Animator
Sound Engineering Technician


Finance Cluster

Planning and related services for financial and investment planning, banking, insurance, and business financial management.

Bill & Account Collectors  
Claims Adjusters, Examiners & Investigators
Financial Analysts
Insurance Claims & Policy Processing Clerks
Loan Officers
Tellers


Government & Public Administration Cluster

Planning and performing government functions at the local, state and federal levels, including governance, national security, foreign service, planning, revenue and taxation and regulations.


Compliance Officer  
Construction & Building Inspector
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
Urban & Regional Planner


Hospitality & Tourism Cluster

Preparing individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to families and human needs such as restaurant and food/beverage services, lodging, travel and tourism, recreation, amusement and attractions.


Chefs & Head Cooks  
Cooks in Restaurants
Hotel, Motel & Resort Desk Clerks
Lodging Managers
Meeting & Convention Planners
Travel Agents


Human Services Cluster

Preparing individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to families and human needs such as counseling and mental health services, family and community services, personal care and consumer services.

Child, Family and School Social Worker  
Medical & Public Health Social Worker
Mental Health & Substance Abuse Social Worker
Social & Human Service Assistant


Information Technology Cluster

Building linkages in IT occupations for entry level, technical, and professional careers related to the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia and systems integration services.

Computer Programmers  
Computer Support Specialists
Computer Systems Analysts
Database Administrators
Network Systems & Data Communications Analysts
Software Developers 
Web Developers


Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Cluster

Planning, managing and providing legal, public safety, protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.


Correctional Officers & Jailers  
Firefighters
Lawyers
Paralegals & Legal Assistants
Police & Sheriff's Patrol Officers
Security Guards


Manufacturing Cluster

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 and manufacturing/process engineering.


Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators  
Industrial Machine Mechanics 
Industrial Truck & Tractor Operators
Machinists
Maintenance & Repair Workers
Purchasing Agents
Semiconductor Processors
Welders


Marketing Cluster

Planning, managing and performing marketing activities to reach organizational objectives.


Customer Service Representatives  
Public Relations Specialists
Real Estate Sales Agent
Sales Representative 


Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Cluster

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 services.


Architectural & Civil Drafters  
Biological Technicians
Electrical & Electronics Engineering Technicians
Electrical Engineers
Petroleum Engineers


Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Cluster

Planning, management and movement of people, materials and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water and related professional support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance.

Auto Service Technician & Mechanic  
Bus & Truck Mechanic
Logistician
Truck Driver


What are the Hot Jobs for Today and Tomorrow? 

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Click here for a list of targeted high-demand, high-growth career opportunities in the Greater Austin Area.
Click here for a list of targeted high-demand, high-growth career opportunities in the Greater Austin Area.


Workforce Solutions Capital Area is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available, upon request, to persons with disabilities. Relay Texas: 1.800.735.2989 (TDD) / 711 (Voice).

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North Center
6505 Airport Blvd, Suite 101
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 454-9675

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6505 Burleson Road, Goodwill Bldg
Austin, TX 78744
(512) 381-4200

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3401 Webberville Rd, Bldg 1000
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 223-5400

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