Business and Marketing

business and marketing

The Business & Marketing Path may be for you if you like to work with data, have clerical/numerical interests or are detail oriented, or if you like to work with others by influencing, persuading, and leading for organizational economic goals.
Business & Marketing careers include a wide variety of occupations and professions from the entry-level jobs to the highest level of administrative and managerial positions. These areas require varied levels of ability, skill, and educational preparation. The minimum educational requirement, the high school diploma, is required for some careers. A four-year college degree is required for others.
Many careers are available in the areas of accounting, business administration, finance, real estate, insurance, merchandising and office occupations. Some of these jobs involve making decisions and supervising the activities of employees, while other jobs provide support services and assistance to executives, administrators and managers.

How do you feel about the following questions?
  • Do you enjoy planning and directing activities?
  • Do you like working in a structured environment?
  • Do you like talking and working with other people?
  • Is competition fun for you?
  • Are you disciplined?
  • Do you have the ability to think logically and make decisions?
  • Are you enthusiastic and self-confident?
  • Do you enjoy marketing products or ideas to others?

If you answered “yes” to many of the above questions, then a career in Business & Marketing may be your path. Check with a counselor on courses to choose.

Careers in Business and Marketing
Entry level:
The following are examples of occupations which usually require on-the-job training or special vocational classes in high school:
  • Cashier
  • Grocery Checker
  • Telephone Solicitor
  • Retail Sales Clerk
  • Small Business Operator
  • Tour Guides
  • Insurance Agent
  • Data Entry Operator
  • General Office Clerk
  • Secretary
Skilled Level:
These are examples of careers which usually require training beyond high school up to two years of study at a community or technical college:
  • Administrative Secretary
  • Computer Operator
  • Customer Service
  • Representative
  • Legal/Medical Secretary
  • Insurance Agent
  • Office Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Bank Teller
  • Clerk Typist
  • Small Business Operator
  • Apartment Manager
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Accountant
Professional Level:
These are examples of careers which usually require four or more years of specialized college study:
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Marketing Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Public Relations
  • Small Business Manager/Owner
  • Sales Manager
  • Financial Planner
  • Event Planner
  • Public Relations Worker
  • Urban Planner
  • Lawyer

See your Guidance Counselor for more information on these and other careers in the Business & Marketing path.
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