People who work in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources grow, harvest, and sell food, wood, plant, and animal products. This group includes jobs such as farmers, agricultural scientists, nursery workers, and plant specialists.

Central Valley Ag (CVA) is an agriculture cooperative focused on agronomy, energy, feed and grain products and services with locations across Nebraska, Kansas, and Iowa.

DuPont Pioneer
Improving the sustainability, productivity, and profitability of farmers everywhere through high quality seeds, customer-focused services, and philanthropic activities in more than 90 countries.

HDR is a global employee-owned firm providing architecture, engineering, consulting, construction, and related services through our various operating companies.

Omaha Steaks
Omaha Steaks is the original premier provider of quality hand-cut steaks, food gifts, seafood, wine, and great side dishes.


People who work in Architecture and Construction work to create, build, and maintain buildings, houses, and other structures. This group includes jobs such as architects, builders, construction workers, and construction managers.

Clark Enersen

Central Valley Ag (CVA) is an agriculture cooperative focused on agronomy, energy, feed and grain products and services with locations across Nebraska, Kansas, and Iowa.

Ho-Chunk Construction

Ho-Chunk, Inc.’s construction division works with diverse construction and renovation projects. The companies deliver safety-oriented, high quality construction services with project experience ranging from commercial to industrial markets.


Kiewit provides construction services for the government, transportation, power, water, and other major sectors throughout North America.


This cluster includes those career opportunities that are dedicated to performing administrative managerial processes vital to the success and ongoing existence of a business organization, regardless of the sector or industry in which the business resides or the product/service it provides.

Duncan Aviation

Duncan Aviation is the world’s largest privately owned business jet support facility. Providing business aircraft operators with every aircraft service they need.

RTG Medical

RTG Medical is a veteran owned medical staffing agency focused on contracting travel and permanent healthcare professionals.

Union Pacific

Union Pacific Corporation is one of America’s leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, is North America’s premier railroad franchise, covering 23 states across the western two-thirds of the United States.


This cluster offers two different avenues of concentration. Careers in the Performing Arts, Visual Arts, or certain aspects of Journalism, Broadcasting, and Film require creative talents. Careers in Audio-Video Communications Technology, Telecommunications, or Printing Technology require strong backgrounds in computer and electronic based technology, and a solid foundation in math and science. Communicating effectively in both oral and written form is essential for all careers in the cluster. In addition, the creative aspects of this cluster are rapidly merging with the technological, offering exciting and challenging careers.

Allo Communications

Allo Communications is a Nebraska-based and Nebraska-owned telecommunications company offering fiber telephone, long distance, broadband, internet and television to residents and businesses.


KHGI Nebraska TV is the ABC affiliate station for Central and South-western Nebraska, providing news, weather, sports, and local event coverage to residents throughout the area.

Pitzer Digital

Pitzer Digital, LLC is an agency based in Neligh, Nebraska, with two divisions – marketing and media.


This cluster prepares for careers in providing, supporting, and managing the education and training of millions of learners. It encompasses ages from preschool through adults; varies from informal to formal settings; and provides for the skills necessary for initial entrance as well as updating skills to advance within the job or train for a different one.

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Meet Michelle Galles, a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher, as she shares about what she does and what careers in the family and consumer sciences field look like. Learn about the wide variety of classes she teaches, the education path she took, and why she loves her career.

Corporate Training

Meet Benjamin Erickson-Farr, a Training and Development Specialist at Gallup, and learn more about his career in corporate training. This unique career involves teaching businesses how to create an engaging workplace and teaching people about their strengths and how to use them well.

Elementary Education

Meet Chance Waggoner, a 4th grade teacher, as he shares about his career in elementary education. Learn more about what a career in elementary education looks like and how to get there.


Meet Brooke David, an English Language Learners (ELL) teacher, as she shares more about what an ELL teacher does. Learn more about the education required and the challenges of this area of teaching.


Meet Alex Way, a high school math teacher, as he shares about his road to this career, what his day to day looks like, and the challenges and rewards of teaching math.

Post Secondary Education

Meet Alma Ramirez-Rodgers, the Assistant Director of College Relations and Student Programs at the University of Nebraska. She shares about what this career in working with college students looks like and what education has prepared her for this career.

Secondary Education

Meet Charmain Satree, a high school Science and Technology teacher, as she shares about her career in secondary education. Learn more about what kinds of classes she teaches and what education and experiences guided her to this career.

School Counseling

Meet Melissa Shepherd, a school counselor, as she shares about the various tasks that fall under school counseling like guiding students in academics, career, and personal/social. Learn more about the education required and what skills you may need in this career.

School Counseling – NDE

Meet Rose Kenney, a school counselor, as she shares about the components of being a school counselor. Learn more about the education path, challenges, rewards, and day to day operations of this career.

Special Education

Meet Christine Jamison, an elementary Special Education teacher, as she shares about what she does as a special education teacher. Learn more about what teaching students with disabilities looks like and how she sets goals for students and guides them to meet those.


Careers in 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.


Nebraska Public Power District is Nebraska’s largest electric utility, with a chartered territory including all or parts of 86 of Nebraska’s 93 counties.

Olsson Associates

Olsson Associates is a nationally recognized, employee-owned engineering and design firm that has been creating public and private projects throughout the United States. They’ve been around since 1956, and offer comprehensive design and consulting services in site/civil, transportation, water, environmental, field operations, survey, and facilities.

Strobel Energy

Strobel Energy Group specializes in Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) solutions for the energy industry.


An entrepreneur is someone who takes on the risk of starting a new business or creating a new product or service to meet the needs or wants of consumers. Entrepreneurs are job creators and business builders. They are often described as independent, focused, strategic, and creative. They are relationship builders who often find business ideas by solving existing problems in new and innovative ways.


This Cluster includes career opportunities that relate to making strategic decisions to obtain, save, protect, and grow the financial assets of businesses and individuals. Individuals working in finance must have strong computation, analytical, and interpersonal skills.


With financial strength, they offer competitive insurance, employee benefits and financial products and services. And they service them in a highly welcoming, highly ethical, highly professional manner that builds lasting trust and enduring relationships.


Fiserv simplifies the connections that make commerce possible. Every day, merchants, financial institutions, and governments around the world rely on Fiserv to deliver the simple yet sophisticated solutions that help their customers thrive in the changing world of commerce and make the most of every transaction.

Platte Valley Financial

Platte Valley Companies, is an integrated financial and insurance organization, with locations in Nebraska, Wyoming, and Colorado


Jobs in this cluster involve planning, managing, and providing government, administrative, and regulatory services at the federal, state, and local levels. While nearly every occupation can be found within government, this cluster focuses on only six concentrations.


AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs, made up of three primary programs that each take a different approach to improving lives and fostering civic engagement.

Phelps County

Phelps County is located in south central Nebraska and serves 9,200 residents over 540 square miles.


The Southeast Nebraska Development District (SENDD) is a multi-county economic development organization including 15 counties and many of the 139 municipalities within them.


This cluster orients students to careers that promote health, wellness, and diagnosis as well as treat injuries and diseases. Some of the careers involve working directly with people, while others involve research into diseases or collecting and formatting data and information. Work locations are varied and may be in hospitals, medical or dental offices or laboratories, cruise ships, medevac units, sports arenas, space centers, or within the community.

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Columbus Community Hospital

Columbus Community Hospital is a 50-bed, acute care hospital in Columbus with many areas of specialty as well as an Emergency Room, Intensive Care Unit, and OB Department. Learn more about one of their areas of specialty from a certified respiratory therapist at this hospital.

Great Plains Health

Great Plains Health is a local, independent hospital in North Platte that offers an extremely wide variety of services to their area. Learn more about what a career here looks like from one of their registered nurses.

Morningstar Counseling

Morningstar Counseling is a behavioral health clinic that serves children, adults, and families across the state. Learn more about a career here from a counselor at this clinic.

Health Science (Overview)

This cluster orients students to careers that promote health, wellness, and diagnosis as well as treat injuries and diseases. Some of the careers involve working directly with people, while others involve research into diseases or collecting and formatting data and information. Work locations are varied and may be in hospitals, medical or dental offices or laboratories, cruise ships, medevac units, sports arenas, space centers, or within the community.

Mary Lanning Healthcare

Mary Lanning Healthcare is a healthcare company that extends beyond the walls of their main hospital including cancer and imaging centers. Learn about all of the careers that are necessary to make a healthcare center like this possible.


ScanMed is a high tech and fast to market engineering, design, manufacturing, and repair company for medical equipment.


Tabitha cares for elders and their families by providing a wide range of services for the elderly including long-term care, short-term care, assisted living, independent living, home care services, hospice services, and more.


This Career Cluster prepares learners for careers in the management, marketing, and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreation events, and travel-related services.

Raising Cane’s

Raising Cane’s is a restaurant company that has ONE LOVE- quality chicken finger meals. Cane’s is known for its great crew, cool culture, and active community involvement.

Sehnert’s Bakery

A long-time pillar on the bricks of Norris Avenue, Sehnert’s is a gathering place for groups of friends, sweethearts, and business meetings.

Willa Cather Foundation

The Willa Cather Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather and preserving the historical settings and archival material associated with her life and writings.


This Cluster prepares students for careers that improve quality of life and promotes safe, health communities. Workers in human services better our lives by tending to our psychological, social, and physical needs. Social service organizations that help individuals with basic needs, such as housing, health, and nutrition constitutes a large component of this cluster.

The Bay

The work at The BAY is centered on creating opportunities for youth to connect them with positive activities, positive adults, and the community. The goal of this strength-based work is to nurture resilience, shape competencies, teach tangible career skills, encourage independence, form positive support systems, and inspire hope for the future.

Nebraska VR

Nebraska VR is an employment program for people who experience a disability. Everything Nebraska VR does, and all of the services provided are for the purpose of helping people with disabilities prepare for, find and/or keep a job.


The One Door, One Stop program at Rape Domestic Abuse Program (RDAP) offers an opportunity for victims of domestic abuse and their families to seek out as much help as they can, all in one place.


Information Technology careers involve the design, development, support, and management of hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration services. The IT industry is a dynamic and entrepreneurial working environment that has a revolutionary impact on the economy and society.  IT education can be obtained in four-year colleges, two-year community colleges, technical colleges and institutes, and high schools.


Hudl helps coaches and athletes win with video.


Mid America Computer Corporation (MACC) offers BSS/OSS solutions designed for today’s telecommunications providers.


Yahoo! makes the world’s daily habits inspiring and entertaining.


The Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Cluster helps prepare students for careers in planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services, and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.

Midwest Medical Transport

Midwest Medical Transport Company offers premier ambulance transportation services in dozens of communities, serving thousands of hospitals and healthcare organizations, caring for tens of thousands of patients each year.

Nebraska Army National Guard

The Nebraska Army National Guard is a part-time portion of the Army that serves both community and country.

Rembolt Ludtke

Rembolt Ludtke LLP is a full-service business law firm with offices in Lincoln and Seward, Nebraska.


The Marketing Cluster includes career opportunities whose processes create, communicate, and deliver value to customers and manage customer relationships in ways that benefit the organization and its stakeholders.

The Buckle

The Buckle is a leading retailer of medium to better–priced casual apparel, footwear, and accessories for fashion–conscious young men and women.


Nelnet provides a full range of federal and private education loans and valuable resources for students and graduates.


Despite improvements in production technology and rising imports, manufacturing employment is expected to increase slightly as strong demand continues for high-tech electrical goods and pharmaceuticals. Between 2002 and 2012, pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing employment is expected to increase by 68,000 jobs, plastics, and rubber products manufacturing by 138,000 jobs, machinery manufacturing by 120,000 jobs, and a 97,000 projected job growth for fabricated metal product manufacturing.

Becton Dickinson

BD is a medical technology company that serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, industry, and the general public. BD manufactures and sells a broad range of medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment and diagnostic products.

Chief Buildings

Chief Buildings designs and manufactures metal building systems for commercial and industrial applications to specific customer requirements.


MetalQuest Unlimited, Inc. excels in manufacturing tight tolerance precision machined component parts for our customers. MetalQuest Unlimited’s goal is “to provide the ultimate level of customer satisfaction.


Founded nearly 70 years ago in Minden, Nebraska, Royal Engineered Composites excels as a fully integrated manufacturer of advanced composite structures for the aerospace community.


People who work in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics have the task of studying the world and applying their learning to practical applications. This group includes jobs such as research scientists, lab technicians, mathematicians, and engineers.


Their mission is to help scientists find better answers to their questions. They believe that data of exceptional quality provides answers with exceptional clarity. In turn, the results help improve the world where we live and the quality of individuals’ lives.

Chief Buildings

Today, Nova-Tech is one of the largest FDA-registered parenteral injectable manufacturers for animal health in the U.S., with a state-of-the art, 50,000-square-foot facility dedicated to aseptic fill, including two level 100 filling suites.


Novozymes is a biotech company with a strong focus on enzyme production. They are committed to changing the very foundations of our industrial system for the better by using industrial biotechnology.


This Cluster exposes students to careers and businesses involved in the planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and products by road, air, rail, and water.

Brown Transfer

Brown Transfer is the premier regional provider of consistently reliable trucking services.


Cash-Wa is the 20th largest Broadline Foodservice Distributor in the nation among over 1,500 peers.

Werner Enterprises

Werner Enterprises, Inc. is a premier transportation and logistics company, with coverage throughout North America, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa, and Australia.

Updated November 1, 2023 11:21am