HOW TO READ
START WITH AN OCCUPATION
Work or a job performed for
LEVEL UP TO HIGHER POSITIONS
BY GAINING EXPERIENCE
The longer you work in a position, the better you get at the job and the more trust you can earn from your manager and co-workers. In many industries, this is the most common way to advance.
OR GETTING AN EDUCATION
Associate’s Degree: 2-year college degree that can be earned from a range of institutions, including community colleges, technical and vocational schools, and private or state colleges, universities, and affiliates.
Bachelor’s Degree: 4-year college degree. Bachelor’s degrees are generally awarded by private or state colleges or universities.
Advanced Degree: Master’s (1-3 years) or doctorate (3-7 years). Most master’s and doctorate degrees are awarded by private or state universities.
HOW TO ADVANCE
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT
Some maps show career pathways that have a bit more structure, often with clear stages of advancement. Begin on the left side and move to the right, advancing with education and experience.
Some maps show career pathways that move in less of a straight line. Start in the center, and work your way out by education/experience level.
THESE MAPS SHOW
Avenues intended to prepare people for their desired occupations through education and skills training with a focus on self-sufficiency and ongoing career advancement.
EACH OCCUPATION HAS A TITLE
$35 - $56
& RANGE OF HOURLY WAGES
(2018) Entry-Level to Experienced
MAPS ARE GROUPED BY INDUSTRY
Businesses that produce similar goods or provide similar services.