The business field offers a wide range of opportunities to find success. Whether you want to join a large company, work in a smaller office, or even start your own business, a degree in business management is a great place to start.
But what type of position is right for you? Below are the U.S. News and World Report's 10 Best Business Jobs of 2014. Consider a role in this field, then contact Penn Foster to learn more about how we can help you get started.
1. Market Research Analyst
These professionals study consumer habits and give advice to companies on how to package and sell products. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts a whopping 31.6 percent increase in market research analyst job openings between 2012 and 2022.
2. Operations Research Analyst
Similar to the market research analyst role, operations research analysts find ways to help businesses become more efficient. The BLS expects job opportunities for this role to increase by nearly 27 percent between 2012 and 2022.
Number crunchers, take note: The BLS expects more than 166,000 new accounting jobs to open through 2022. With an accounting degree, you’ll have plenty of options, from working for a large company to starting your own accounting firm. (Learn more about our Accounting Associate Degree)
4. Financial Advisor
Many people prefer to leave money planning to the professionals. That trend looks to continue, as the BLS expects 27 percent job growth for personal financial advisors through 2022. (Learn more about our Financial Accounting or Financial Management Courses)
5. Business Operations Manager
Every business needs a big shot to make smart decisions and lead others. And with 244,100 new jobs expected to open between 2012 and 2022, you should have plenty of options for finding a career in leadership.
6. Bookkeeping, Accounting and Audit Clerk
Are you good at working with numbers and staying organized? If so, then this might be the career for you. With new finance laws, the BLS expects more than 200,000 new jobs in this field to open through 2022.
7. Marketing Manager
Marketing managers know how to send attention-grabbing messages about products and services. The BLS expects employment for marketing managers to rise by 12.7 percent between 2012 and 2022. (Learn more about our Marketing Associate Degree)
8. Financial Manager
The finance world is a competitive field, but it’s also a growing one. By seeking a position as a marketing manager, you’ll be joining an industry that’s expected to add more than 47,000 new jobs by 2022.
9. Meeting, Convention and Event Planner
If you’re a patient person with good problem-solving skills, this may be the field for you. Whether you want to work as a wedding planner or help plan other large events, you can join a field that is projected to grow by 33.2 percent from 2012 to 2022.
10. Compliance Officer
Compliance officers make sure that businesses practice ethics, follow laws, and meet regulations. The BLS expects 11,000 new jobs to open in this field by 2022.