The Career Clusters, GOE Codes, and Holland Code Connection

History of the Career Clusters and
Guide for Occupational Exploration (GOE) Codes


In the 1960s, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) conducted research on career exploration, career clusters, interest areas, career jobs, career salary, career research, career information, career education, career outlook, Clusters, interest areas and work groups. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) classified the Clusters and published the information in 1979 published in the Guide for Occupational Exploration (GOE). With the input of the Department of Education’s Office of Vocational and Adult Education and State Career Clusters Initiative, the GOE now consists of 16 Interests Areas or Clusters -

  1. Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
  2. Architecture & Construction
  3. Arts, A/V Technology & Communication
  4. Business, Management & Administration
  5. Education & Training
  6. Finance
  7. Government & Public Administration
  8. Health Science
  9. Hospitality & Tourism
  10. Human Services
  11. Information Technology
  12. Law, Public Safety & Security
  13. Manufacturing
  14. Marketing, Sales & Service
  15. Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  16. Transportation, Distribution & Logistics


The Career Cluster/GOE Code Resources

We have reviewed the following resources -

  • Career Exploration Inventory
  • Enhanced Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Guide for Occupational Exploration/ GOE Codes, and Holland Codes Connection
  • Holland Codes and Career Interest Areas Posters Set



Enhanced Occupational Outlook Handbook


For Doing In-Depth Research on Job Descriptions, Career Options, and Education Options

Enhanced Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Enhanced Occupational Outlook Handbook is:

  • Must-read resource for counselors and teachers
  • An essential reference book that is a requirement for any career advisement, counseling, or counseling program, library, or resource room

The Enhanced Occupational Outlook Handbook is the best reference guide available that lists information about:

  • Career Clusters/ GOE Interest Groups
  • Holland Codes
  • ONET Codes
  • Job descriptions

The Handbook has more than 6,500 job descriptions — more than in any other career research book:

  • All job descriptions from the Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Plus thousands more from the ONet and Dictionary of Occupational Titles

The Enhanced Occupational Outlook Handbook combines information from three most authoritative occupational data sources:

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • O*NET database
  • Dictionary of Occupational Titles

How to use the Enhanced Occupational Outlook Handbook

The major tools to using the Enhanced Occupational Outlook Handbook are:

  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Appendix
  • Indexes

The Table of Contents lists the following interest clusters or job groupings:

  • Management, Business, and Financial Operations Occupations
  • Professional and Related Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Sales and Related Occupations
  • Office and Administrative Support Occupations
  • Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
  • Construction, Trades, and Related Workers
  • Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
  • Production Occupations
  • Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
  • Job Opportunities in the Armed Forces

The Introduction section provides information of the following topics:

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook and Job Descriptions
  • O*NET and Job Descriptions
  • Dictionary of Occupational Titles and Job Descriptions
  • 16 GOE Interest Areas
  • Holland Personality Types
  • OOH Job Descriptions

From the Occupational Outlook Handbook and Job Descriptions, you receive the listing of the following topics:

  • Job Title and ONET Job Numbers
  • Significant Points
  • Nature of the Work
  • Working Conditions
  • Employment
  • Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
  • Job Outlook
  • Earning
  • Related Occupations
  • Sources of Additional Information

The Appendix has information about Tomorrow’s Jobs discussing changes in:

  • Population
  • Labor Force
  • Employment
  • Industry
  • Occupation
  • Education
  • Total Openings

The Handbook are two (2) Indexes:

  • Alphabetized Index of Major Job Titles from Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Alphabetized Index of ONET and DOT Job Titles


Cost: $49.95




Career Exploration Inventory


Hollandcodes.com has information about the Career Exploration Inventory.

career exploration inventory

Career Exploration Inventory is a career interest inventory with career information and career planning information.

The Career Exploration Inventory:

  • Is easy to read, self-scoring, self-interpreting
  • Gathers career information by looking at past, present, and future activities of your life. These areas include Work, Leisure, and Learning activities.
  • Helps you identify Clusters and GOE Interest Areas
  • Provides a list of related jobs in a chart listing hundreds of job titles, career salary, career research, and career information from the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
  • Provides additional career resources
  • Create an Action Plan
  • Help you set Short Term, Medium Term, and Long Term Goals

The Career Exploration Inventory:

  • Is backed by strong validity
  • Uses proven career exploration principles.
  • Directs cross-reference to GOE and O’Net job reference systems.

The Scores from the Career Exploration Inventory connect you to 16 GOE career interest areas or Career Clusters with:

  • Related jobs
  • Education and training options
  • Leisure activities listed for each interest area

Format: 8.5 x 11, 12-panel foldout, self-scoring/self-interpreting, consumable, no other components needed.
Interest Level: High School-Adult

With each Career Cluster/GOE purchase, you will receive with free Career Cluster, GOE Code, and Holland Code cross-reference and Internet resource sheets.

Cost: $7



Career Clusters, the Guide for Occupational Exploration/
GOE Codes, and Holland Codes Connection


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The Career Clusters, the Guide for Occupational Exploration/ GOE Codes, and Holland Codes Connection is a resource guide that provides information about Career Clusters, Guide for Occupational Exploration/ GOE Codes, Holland Codes, career exploration, career jobs, career salary, career research, and career information.

The Career Clusters, the Guide for Occupational Exploration/ GOE Codes, and Holland Codes Connection provides information on -

  • Background of Career Clusters and Guide for Occupational Exploration/ GOE Codes
  • Career Clusters, Guide for Occupational Exploration/ GOE Codes, and Holland Codes Cross-Reference Tables 1, 2, and 3
    • Table 1: The Career Clusters, Guide for Occupational Exploration Codes (GOE), and the Holland Codes Cross-Reference (Sorted by Holland Codes)
    • Table 2: The Career Clusters, Guide for Occupational Exploration Codes (GOE), and the Holland Codes Cross-Reference (Sorted by GEO Interest Area)
    • Table 3: The Career Clusters, the Original Guide for Occupational Exploration Codes (GOE), and the Holland Codes Cross-Reference (Sorted by GEO Interest Area)
  • Internet Guide for Occupational Exploration and Career Cluster Resources
    • State Career Clusters Initiative
    • Career Activity Files
    • Career Click
    • Career Cluster Frameworks
    • Career Clusters
    • Career Clusters & Pathways
    • Career Clusters Series
    • Career Prospects System
    • Career Voyages
    • Career Website for Students
    • Cluster and Career Videos

    Cost: $7




    Holland Codes and Career Clusters Posters Set

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    Holland Codes and Career Clusters Posters Set shows the relationships between the Holland Codes and the Department of Education Career Clusters Structure.

    The benefits of the Holland Codes and Career Clusters Posters Set are -

    • Eye appealing - Is a colorful presentation
    • Easy to use - Facilitates learning through the use of graphics
    • Comprehensive - Shows the relationships between careers, interests, Holland Codes, and Career Clusters
    • Easy to understand - Simplifies the understanding of career exploration, Holland Codes, and the Career Clusters
    • Easy scoring - Sorts quickly according to likes and dislikes
    • Reproducible - Print as many posters as you need

    The Holland Code and Career Cluster Posters are used to -

    • Provide career exploration classroom activities for middle school students, children, kids, and adults who learn best using visual resources
    • Identify Holland Codes and Career Clusters
    • Identify characteristics of Holland Personality Types
    • Sort occupations according to Holland Codes and Career Clusters

    The Holland Code and Career Cluster Posters comes with -

    • Over 200 colorful, illustrated posters
    • Updated instruction sheets
    • Alphabetized poster list
    • State Career Clusters/ Pathways Fact Sheet
    • Super State Career Clusters/ Pathways Fact Sheet

    This Holland Code and Career Clusters resource is an excellent supplement to any career education, counseling, coaching, and exploration program. Use the posters in conjunction with any career cluster or Holland Code resource.

    Regular Price: $50.00/ Special Sale Price: $10.00/ Download





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