Begin a Career in Business 

Do you like managing people? Would you like a job that uses your math skills? The field of business offers a range of career opportunities to match your interests and expertise.

Job Outlook

During the next decade, Florida will see employment growth for a range of skilled and experienced business managers - from general, and operations managers to administrative managers to social and community service managers.

Meta-Major: Business

Are you interested 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.

Career Pathways

The business field has two categories - business management and finance.

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.

Finance has five career pathways:

  • Accounting: Individuals who track and report how money is received and spent by a company or organization.
  • Business Finance: Individuals who develop the strategy for managing money within a company or organization, such as budgeting and investing.
  • Banking Services: Individuals who provide a range of services in a bank.
  • Insurance: Individuals who sell insurance policies, and process insurance claims.
  • Securities and Investment:: Individuals who develop investment strategies and sell stocks and bonds.

The 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 (T) $23,320 Securities and Commodities Trader $59,390
Bank Teller (T) $27,920 Accountant $60,580
Bookkeeper or Accounting Clerk (T) $33,780 Business Continuity Planners $60,910
Loan Interviewer (T) $37,220 Social and Community Services Manager $68,040
Cargo and Freight Agent (T) $37,890 Loan Officer $69,070
Executive Administrative Assistant (T) $44,020 Administrative Services Manager $98,820
Supervisor of Administrative Workers (T) $48,150 Human Resources Manager $101,490
Supervisor of Production Workers (T) $52,140 General and Operations Manager $105,930
Insurance Adjuster or Investigator (T) $56,940 Purchasing Manager $110,680
Logistics Manager (T) $88,830 Financial Manager $114,600
  • T indicates training which includes apprenticeship and on-the-job training.
  • C indicates a professional or industry certificate.
  • A indicates an associate degree, generally an associate in applied science or science.
  • Salaries are the median income for the job in Florida.

 

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