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 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.
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.