Career Pathways

Find the career that's right for you

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Whether you've decided on a career or are still undecided, Bay College will help explore a career pathway that works for you. Together, we’ll help you connect courses, skills and credentials. You’ll be ready to start working in the field or continue your education by transferring to a four-year universityO*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers and more! 

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Applied Technology

Gain real world, hands-on experience using cutting edge technology for a career in industrial, municipal and environmental operations. Careers in this field include, but are not limited to:

  • Welder
  • Automotive Technician
  • Automotive Mechanic
  • Operations manager
  • Water Treatment Tech
  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Environmental Manager
  • Technology Engineer
  • Repair Technician
  • Robotic Systems Tech
  • Electro-Mechanical Tech
  • Medical Equipment Tech
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Arts and Communication

Expand your creativity and express yourself through design, literature, language, multi-media, and theater. Careers in this field include, but are not limited to:

  • Photographer
  • Journalist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Gallery Manager
  • Broadcaster
  • Illustrator
  • Author
  • Art Curator
  • Editor
  • Web Designer
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Explore the many areas of the business world focusing on accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, selling, marketing, and management. Careers in this field include, but are not limited to:

  • Market Manager
  • Market Analyst
  • Accountant
  • Sales Representative
  • Sales Manager
  • Financial Adviser
  • Loan Officer
  • Actuary
  • Insurance Agent
  • Paralegal
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Real Estate Manager
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Computer and Information Technology

Optimize computer networks, secure data, manage information and develop applications in this ever-changing, opportunity rich field. Careers in this field include, but are not limited to:

  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Geospatial Technician
  • GIS Administrator
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Network Administrator
  • Software Developer
  • Instructional Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Information Systems Security
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Criminal Justice and Law

Protect your community, state, nation and the world so that all may live in a safe and secure environment. Careers in this field include, but are not limited to:

  • Police Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Parole Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Security Manager
  • Sherif Deputy
  • Security Guard
  • Prison Guard
  • Detective
  • Investigator
  • Crime Scene Technician
  • Law Clerk
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Health Care

Focus on improving health, enhancing quality of life, patient care and saving lives in this high demand, fast growing job market. Careers in this field include, but are not limited to:

  • Doctor
  • Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Paramedic
  • Phlebotomist
  • Lab Technician
  • Community Health Worker
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Nurse (BSN, MSN)
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Nurse practitioner (NP)
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Human Service, Social Science and Education

Develop your passion for people in careers dedicated to helping those in need, educating future generations and advancing communities. Careers in this field include, but are not limited to:

  • Social Worker
  • Social Services
  • Counselor/Therapist
  • Health Educator
  • Psychologist
  • Historian
  • Librarian
  • Child Center Worker
  • Education Administrator
  • Religious Worker
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Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Research, analyze, innovate, design, and advance technology to shape the future in high demand, high paying STEM careers. Careers in this field include, but are not limited to:

  • Biologist
  • Chemist
  • Physicist
  • Astronomer
  • Botanist/Forester
  • Natural Resources
  • Environmental Economist
  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Pharmacist