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Occupations in Business

Did you know that Business is the most popular field of study in college? Bachelor’s degrees in Business are awarded to almost twice as many graduates as those awarded to students in the second most popular field, Social Sciences/History! A business background is an advantage when preparing for promising careers across a variety of industries. Coursework can include business strategy, statistics, accounting, finance, and operations management. A business education is valued by employers, too, judging by the 16 percent higher salaries paid to entry level workers with business degrees vs. the average salaries of workers with degrees in other majors.

The business occupations listed below are examples of opportunities available to workers with some preparation beyond high school, but less than a bachelor’s degree. Workers in these occupations are often promoted within their organizations as they learn new skills through work experience (wk. exp.) or on the job training (OJT). Employers may even invest in additional formal education for successful workers in these occupations to allow them to complete a Bachelor’s or other degrees/certifications that will enable workers to keep moving up the ladder.

Occupation

2010 Statewide Employment

Annual Growth-Numeric

2010-2020

Annual Growth-Percent

2010-2020

Utah Median

Hourly Wage

 

Education/
Training

Administrative Services Manager      13,900            70

2.3

$34.00

High School
+ Wk. Exp.
Bookkeeping/Account Clerk      15,010           540

2.5

$15.40

High School
+ OJT
Customer Service Rep      33,350        2,100

3.4

$12.80

High School
+ OJT
Funeral Service Manager          250            10

3.1

$27.50

Associate/
Apprentice
Lodging Manager          450            20

2.4

$24.70

High School
Office Clerk      26,370        1,150

2.6

$11.40

High School
+ OJT
Property/Real Estate Manager        2,510           100

1.9

$29.40

High School

Source: Utah Department of Workforce Services

 

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