Career Frequently Asked Questions

How were my career clusters chosen?
The career clusters were based the student’s response to the postsecondary survey. If a student did not complete a survey, three DC area high wage/high demand career clusters were populated: Business Administration, Information Technology (IT), and Health Sciences.
How were wage and salary information determined?
The wage and salary information were taken from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) for the DC metro area.
Where can I learn about additional careers and colleges?
Naviance is a great place to start to further explore colleges and careers. You can visit your school’s Naviance page at