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Do you like managing people and projects? Do you like developing and implementing plans? The field of business offers a range of career opportunities to match your interests and expertise.

Career Pathways

Business has four management career pathways and one pathway for administrative support:

  • General: Individuals who manage companies, organizations or specific activities within a commercial enterprise.
  • Operations: Individuals who ensure a company or organization has the systems and tools to successfully operate.
  • Business Information: Individuals who manage the technology needs of a company or organization.
  • Human Resources: Individuals who recruit new employees, establish systems to evaluate employees, and manage benefits, such as health insurance.
  • Administrative Support: Individuals that provide clerical support to managers.

Meta-Major: Business

Are you interested in a career in business but not sure what you want to do? Check out the business meta-major at your local state college. A meta-major is a collection of associate degree programs aligned to a general career area, such as business. Because all programs under the meta-major have common courses, you can pursue a relevant course of study before deciding on a specific degree program.

Education-Career-Income Connection

Many high-paying jobs in the field of business require a bachelor's degree.

Training, Certificate or Associate's Degree Bachelor's Degree
Telephone Operator $37,240 Social and Community Services Manager $65,320
Cargo and Freight Agent $43,210 Business Continuity Planners $70,530
Executive Administrative Assistant $59,340 Administrative Services Manager $96,180
Supervisor of Production Workers $60,420 General and Operations Manager $100,930
Insurance Adjuster or Investigator $65,900 Human Resources Manager $113,300
Logistics Manager $94,730 Purchasing Manager $118,940