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CareerSource Tampa Bay develops an online Career Exploration Tool

~ The tool allows students and other career seekers to see local career pathways ~


TAMPA, FL – CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB), in partnership with the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners, has launched a new web-based career exploration tool. The Career Pathways Portal is a user-friendly online tool for job seekers, students, parents, and advisors to explore upwardly mobile careers and their training pathways for top industries and companies in Hillsborough County.


The Career Pathways Portal can be accessed at or from the Job Seekers page on the CareerSource Tampa Bay website


Users can view videos and local data on more than 200 occupations grouped by skillset within the following career sectors and tracks.


Business and Finance Career Sector

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business Analysis |Operations
  • Financial Services
  • Human Resources
  • Logistics & Procurement
  • Management
  • Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations


Healthcare and Health Science Career Sector

  • Dentistry and Orthodontia
  • Dietetics and Audiology
  • Healthcare, Other
  • Medical Diagnosis and Surgery
  • Medical Imaging |Equipment
  • Medical Support
  • Medical Technology
  • Nursing Track
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Therapy


Information Technology Career Sector

  • Data Management and Security
  • IT Support and Systems
  • Software Development and Programming
  • Data Analytics
  • IT Project and Department Management


Skilled Trades Career Sector

  • Construction
  • Installation and Repair
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Production and Manufacturing


Users can also get a printout of their personalized Career Advancement Plan after using the tool for easy reference. CSTB is also working on adding more sectors in the future based on industry needs in the Tampa Bay region.


“The Career Pathways Portal allows users to identify careers and pathways that fit their specific goals, abilities, and circumstances,” said Dr. Byron Clayton, CSTB Chief of Sector Partnerships. “Too many people have selected the right career but the wrong pathway, resulting in unfinished training, unnecessary debt, and underemployment. The portal can help people choose the right pathway, significantly increasing their chances to succeed.”


The Career Pathways Portal provides information about local careers, such as entry-to-expert-level salaries, job demand, diversity make-up, top posting companies and industries in Hillsborough County, and more. Users can even generate a personal Career Advancement Plan that lists their career and training selections of interest with contact information for follow-up.


“I am excited about this new tool that is easy to use and contains updated information on Pathways for in-demand careers in Hillsborough County,” said CSTB CEO & President John Flanagan. “I would like to see all students in the County be aware of this tool so they can start looking at careers that pay well right here where they live.”


For more information about the Career Pathways Portal, contact Dr. Byron Clayton, Senior CSTB’s Vice President and Chief of Sector Partnerships, at [email protected].


About CareerSource Tampa Bay

Programs and initiatives are sponsored by CareerSource Tampa Bay and the State of Florida, Department of Economic Opportunity, and fully supported by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture as part of awards totaling $26,386,241.


CareerSource Tampa Bay works with businesses and candidates to leverage their training, retraining, and competitive opportunities in the workforce. CareerSource Tampa Bay provided 173,319 services to 37,054 active Wagner-Peyser individuals during the program year 2019-2020. CareerSource Tampa Bay, with our five career centers, is the single largest source of job candidates in the region, from entry-level to executive-level candidates. We work closely with all Veterans.


Businesses can access CareerSource’s wide range of services, including recruiting, training for new and existing employees, targeted hiring events, and retention support strategies. All resources and services are provided at no cost to both businesses and job candidates. Programs funded through CareerSource Tampa Bay are equal opportunity programs with auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Persons using TTY/TTD equipment use Florida Relay Service 711. A proud partner of the American Job Center network, to learn more, visit





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