Priority Career Sectors

In 2013 the District of Columbia's Career and Technical Education Task Force released its report, "Strengthening the Pipeline to College and Careers: a Strategic Plan for Career and Technical Education in the District of Columbia." In this report the Task Force identifies 70 priority occupations within 12 priority career sectors for the District of Columbia. This classification contains the District's most promising occupational fields, in which high wage/high demand careers are found. Please click the links below for more information on each priority career sector and associated occupations.

Information Technology

  • Computer Hardware Engineers
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Software Developers, Systems Software
  • Computer and Information Systems Mangers
  • Network and Computer Systems Architects
  • Database Administrators
  • Computer Pro`0grammers
  • Computer Support Specialists
  • Computer Occupations, all others
Health Science

  • Family and General Practitioners
  • Surgeons
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Internists, General
  • Health Educators
  • Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
  • Medical and Health Service Managers
  • Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
  • Veterinarians
  • Psychiatrists
  • Pediatricians, general
Hospitality and Tourism

  • Meeting and Convention Planners
  • Sales Managers
  • Chefs and Head Cooks
Law, Public Safety, Corrections/Human Services

  • Lawyers
  • Paralegals and Legal Assistants
  • Social and Community Services Managers
  • Detectives and Criminal Investigators
Business Management and Administration

  • Operations Research Analysts
  • Management Analysts
  • General and Operations Managers
  • Managers, all others
  • Administrative Service Managers
  • Business Operations Specialists, all others

  • Marketing Managers
  • Market Research Analyst and Marketing Specialists
Education and Training

  • Business Teachers, Postsecondary
  • Education Administrators, Postsecondary
  • Instructional Coordinators
  • Education Administrators, all others
  • Training and Development Specialists
  • Training and Development Managers
  • Elementary School Teachers, except special education
  • Teacher and Instructors, all others
Science, Math, Engineering, and Technology

  • Statisticians
  • Economists
  • Engineers, all other
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Electronics Engineers, except computer
  • Engineering Managers
  • Natural Sciences Managers
  • Biological Sciences, all other

  • Financial Examiners
  • Financial Analysts
  • Financial Managers
  • Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales
  • Budget Analysts
  • Actuaries
Architecture and Construction

  • Architects, except landscape and naval
  • Construction and Building Inspectors
Arts, AV, Technology, and Communications

  • Public Relations Managers
  • Public Relations Specialists
  • Marketing Managers
  • Operations Research Analysts
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

  • Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
  • Automotive Body and Related Services