Sometimes the right career is just next door to one that’s almost right. Explore careers grouped by technical industry and interest to discover new options and narrow down to the perfect choice for you.
Mid-State’s Career Clusters
Mid-State’s academic programs are grouped into 15 career areas called clusters. Each cluster represents an industry or field, some with many different but related career options.
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Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
If you enjoy the outdoors, working with animals or plants, and don’t mind getting your hands dirty, dig no deeper than a career in the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources cluster.
Architecture and Construction
If you’re mechanically inclined or good with your hands, consider a career in the Architecture and Construction cluster. The building industry is perfect for people who take pride in a project, from start to finish.
Business, Management, and Administration
If you want to manage a business or organization or just want to advance your career in the fast-paced world of commerce, the Business, Management, and Administration cluster is a perfect fit.
Education and Training
The Education and Training cluster is perfect for people who enjoy inspiring others and helping them learn and grow. The caring, capable, and committed professionals who work in this industry educate students, help get young children off to a great start, and offer a helping hand to those in need.
People who are successful in the Finance cluster typically love to crunch numbers and have a soft spot for financial data. But there’s more. This industry is also a great choice for problem solvers who want opportunities to advance in today’s global workplace.
Those interested in the overall health and wellness of people find satisfying careers in the Health Sciences cluster. Less than 40 percent of healthcare professionals in the US are doctors and nurses, while allied health professionals make up an estimated 60 percent. Shortages in nearly all health professions are creating promising futures in these careers.
Hospitality and Tourism
The Hospitality and Tourism cluster is all about giving people memorable, high-quality experiences. Restaurants, lodging, travel and tourism, and recreation combine to create a wide variety of career options in this exciting industry.
If you enjoy helping other people transform challenges into personal success, consider a career in the Human Services cluster.
The Information Technology cluster is on the front lines of cutting-edge computer technology and spans almost all areas of business. Qualified IT professionals are in high demand. With more choices and more opportunities, this is one of the fastest growing industries in Wisconsin.
Law, Public Safety, and Security
Natural leaders who enjoy serving the public are a great fit for the Law, Public Safety, and Security cluster.
Liberal Arts Transfer Programs
The University Transfer Liberal Arts Program is perfect for students who intend to continue their education at a baccalaureate degree granting college or university. This program is available to students at Mid-State through a special partnership with Nicolet College.
If you dream of a clean, high-tech work environment where hands-on skills meet innovation and high pay, a career in today’s manufacturing may be just right for you.
Marketing, Sales, and Service
Yes, there’s an industry just for people who want to make a living with their creativity, strategy, and persuasive skills—Marketing, Sales, and Service.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
The heart of Wisconsin’s growth will be driven by people working in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics careers. These highly skilled problem solvers will impact their communities—and the world—with their ideas and contributions.
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
Transportation technology is increasingly electronic, computer-based, and high tech. People who are mechanically inclined and love working with their hands often find a satisfying career in the Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics cluster.
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