January 16, 2019

Exciting Careers For Business Majors

There's no shortage of great careers in the business field. From finance and accounting to human resources and sales, there are roles for nearly every interest. If you're interested in working toward a career in business, an associate degree from UW Colleges is a great way to get started. Here are a few high-demand positions to think about pursuing. 

1. Accountant

Business majors who want to take advantage of a rapidly-growing field should consider a career in accounting. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports accounting jobs will grow faster than the national average over the next 10 years, adding up to 140,000 new positions. If you're detail-oriented, strong in math and have sharp analytical skills, a career as an accountant could be waiting for you.

2. Human Resources Specialist

Are you interested in recruiting new employees, training colleagues and working with others to keep the workplace running smoothly? A career in human resources could be right for you! Human resources specialist jobs will grow at a steady rate over the next ten years, and they are great roles for people who love working with others and being a resource for their coworkers.

3. Financial Analyst

Financial Analysts study economic trends, evaluate financial data and make recommendation for business or personal investments. Job opportunities for Financial Analysts will grow quickly in the next decade, as businesses increasingly look for analytical, detail-oriented employees to help them navigate the economy. If you're interested in this field, a business degree is a great place to start.

4. Market Research Analyst

Being a market research analyst requires creativity and problem solving skills to get the job done. With a job outlook of 32 percent growth, it is a great area to get started in. Your main duties would be to conduct research and find data to help a business market their products better. Find the resources you need by checking out our business & economics classes. 

5. Statistician

As data becomes a bigger part of our lives, the business world will need more statisticians to help them keep up. Business students with a knack for math should look into these high paying jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects roles in statistics to grow quickly over the next ten years, and a degree can be a big help in landing one of these jobs.

Take the next step!

There are a wide variety of interesting, lucrative careers in the business field. An associate degree with emphasis in business and accounting can help you get there. Learn more about our classes, talk to an advisor and apply today!

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