People pursuing careers in business come from a wide range of backgrounds and training. Certainly there are business focused degree programs, such as a Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) or Masters of Business Administration (MBA). But many people enter into business management occupations after completing degrees in subjects such as history, music, or other liberal arts careers.
One reason for this is that business careers require a strong understanding of social and cultural issues, and a mind that has been trained to be perceptive. Liberal Arts backgrounds can be quite helpful in preparing a person in these areas.
Many people with an entrepreneurial bent form their own companies. This can be the result of "bootstrapping" the business (where the founders self fund the new company) or based on receiving investments frmo third parties, such as angels (individual private investors) or venture capitalists (VCs).
Regardless of the type of business career you are looking to pursue, you will find JobBankUSA's profiles on dozens of business careers, below, to be useful. Each comes with details on where the most jobs are found for each career, and salary information as well.
In the table below, the Expected Growth rating was determined as follows, using forecasted job growth data over the 10 year period 2006-2016:
- Very High indicates growth in the number of jobs of 20% or more over the period
- High indicates growth of 10-20%
- Medium indicates growth of 5-10%
- Low indicates growth of 0-5%
- Very Low indicates a loss of jobs over the 10 year period