Welcome to the Alaska Career Lattice

The Alaska Career Lattice is designed to assist job seekers, career counselors, education administrators, and training providers identify occupations that are the most likely to lead to advancement to or from a particular occupation. We advise that you view the tutorials below before using the Career Lattice.

Choose an Occupation

How to Use the Career Lattice

Listen to an overview of the career lattice on KDLG public radio from January 2, 2012.

Advancement to a goal occupation:
If you’re considering a certain occupation as a goal and looking for possibilities for advancement, choose a goal occupation from the list of occupations. Your goal occupation, called the “Focus Occupation,” will appear in the box at the vertical center of the career lattice. Occupations that may help you advance to the focus occupation will be below the focus occupation box.
[See an example.]      [Download Step-by-Step Tutorial:    Power Point    PDF]


Advancement from a current occupation:
If you’re seeking the best options for advancement from your current job, choose your current occupation from the occupation list. It will be displayed in the box at the vertical center of the career lattice as the focus occupation. Options for advancement will appear above your current position.
[See an example.]      [Download Step-by-Step Tutorial:    Power Point    PDF]


Immediate transfer to a related occupation:
Perhaps you’d like to transfer directly to an occupation for which you are already qualified. For example, you may have lost a job and need immediate employment, or may want to change occupations without needing extra training or education. In this case, options for transfer will appear to the right of your selected current occupation.
[See an example.]      [Download Step-by-Step Tutorial:    Power Point    PDF]