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What Can You Do With A Degree In Business Administration?

With a degree in business administration, you will gain a well-rounded education that will prepare you for experiences in the real world.  Because this degree covers so many subjects, and is so extensive, you will be able to work in many industries.

Below is a breakdown of nine interesting careers in business, employers and industries that hire business administration professionals and resources for further career information. Some careers may require addition skills or further education.  For more information on qualifications, jobs and career specifics consult the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook 

9 INTERESTING CAREERS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION:

 

MANAGEMENT ANALYST

MEDIAN PAY: $82,450/YR
JOB OUTLOOK: Growing at 14% (faster than average)
JOB DESCRIPTION: Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve an organization’s efficiency. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

MEDIAN PAY: $108,25/YR
JOB OUTLOOK: Growing at 10% (faster than average)
JOB DESCRIPTION: Training and development managers plan, direct, and coordinate programs to enhance the knowledge and skills of an organization’s employees. They also oversee a staff of training and development specialists.
 

INDUSTRIAL BUYER/PURCH AGENT

MEDIAN PAY: $66,610/YR
JOB OUTLOOK: Growing at -3% (decline)
JOB DESCRIPTION: Buyers and purchasing agents buy products and services for organizations to use or resell. They evaluate suppliers, negotiate contracts, and review the quality of products.
 

 

MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT

MEDIAN PAY: $82,450/YR
JOB OUTLOOK: Growing at 14% (faster than average)
JOB DESCRIPTION: Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve an organization’s efficiency. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.
 

MEETING, CONVENTION & EVENT PLANNER

MEDIAN PAY: $48,290/YR
JOB OUTLOOK: Growing at 11% (as fast as average)
JOB DESCRIPTION: Meeting, convention, and event planners coordinate all aspects of events and professional meetings. They arrange meeting locations, transportation, and other details.
 
 
 

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION MANAGER

MEDIAN PAY: $100,580/YR
JOB OUTLOOK: -1% (littlee or no change)
JOB DESCRIPTION: Industrial production managers oversee the daily operations of manufacturing and related plants. They coordinate, plan, and direct the activities used to create a wide range of goods, such as cars, computer equipment, or paper products.
 

 

SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICE MGR.

 
MEDIAN PAY: $64,100/YR
JOB OUTLOOK: Growing at 18% (much faster than average)
JOB DESCRIPTION: Social and community service managers coordinate and supervise social service programs and community organizations. They manage staff who provide social services to the public.
 

TOP EXECUTIVE (CEO, COO, VP)

 
MEDIAN PAY: $104,700/YR
JOB OUTLOOK: Growing at 8% (as fast as average)
JOB DESCRIPTION: Top executives devise strategies and policies to ensure that an organization meets its goals. They plan, direct, and coordinate operational activities of companies and organizations.
 

NON-PROFIT FUNDRAISER

 
MEDIAN PAY: $55,640/YR
JOB OUTLOOK: Growing at 15% (much aster than average)
JOB DESCRIPTION: Fundraisers organize events and campaigns to raise money and other donations for an organization. They may design promotional materials and increase awareness of an organization’s work, goals, and financial needs.

INDUSTRIES THAT HIRE BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MAJORS:

  • Banks & Other Financial Institutions
  • Contract Information System Companies, Software Development Companies, etc.
  • Distribution Centers
  • Educational Institutions
  • Health Care Industry
  • Insurance Companies and Financial Planning Agencies
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Private, Public & Government Agencies
  • Real Estate Brokers or Agencies
  • Sales Organizations, Department Stores and Other Retailers
  • Service Firms and Hospitality Organizations
  • Trade/labor organizations