Doing Business: Careers to Consider

Jordan Lynden
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Here are some common careers available to a business major:

A business degree offers coursework to enable students to meet the challenges of the economic environment and to be leaders in business and related fields. Here are some common careers available to a business major: 

  1. Advertisement and Marketing: The organizational skills of a business major are ideal for handling promotional accounts and overseeing internal marketing. Identifying ideal customers through surveys and interviews, analyzing the information, and reporting to management are natural career starts for these majors. 
  2. Office Administrator: These personable multitaskers specialize in office management and are skilled in databases such as Microsoft Office, Salesforce, etc.  
  3. Human Resources Manager: In charge of workforce recruitment, payroll, training, compliance, and benefits, this manager is essential to a company’s management of its most valuable resource: people. 
  4. Sales Manager: Revenue production — that is what this person is responsible for when they set goals, maintain sales data, and provide training for the sales force. 
  5. Event Planner: There are many event opportunities in the business field, from meetings and conventions to professional training events, and they all need someone to manage them. Planners arrange locations, transportation, food services, and other event activities. 

These are only a few of the careers open to a business major. To explore these careers and many, many others, check out the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

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Updated for 2023 by Jordan Lynden 

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