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.
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.
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.
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.