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									     BUSINESS CAREERS
 What area in Business should I go into?
  Choosing what type of business career to
 pursue can sometimes be a difficult choice;
 many business careers require similar skill-
sets. However, there are many differences in
terms of work environment and typical duties
 and it is best to find a career that will fit your
   own unique interests, skills, and values.
   WHAT ARE SOME OF THE
   CAREERS IN BUSINESS?
Accountant/Auditors (FINANCE)
Advertising/Marketing
Human Resources
Securities/Stockbrokers (FINANCE)
Sales Representatives (BUSINESS ADMIN)
Office Managers (BUSINESS ADMIN.)
Entrepreneur (small or large business owner)
Business Executive (BUSINESS ADMIN.)
 What type of job would I like in
          Business?
           IS FINANCE FOR YOU?
Are you the treasurer of a club or organization?
Do you enjoy working with numbers?
Do you balance your checkbook?
Are you interested in the stock market?
Do you like to operate calculators?
Are you comfortable following detailed plans for
work?
 • If you answered yes to two or more of the
   questions in the last slide, you might be
interested in considering a career in finance.

 Business Finance Careers demand that
 you have the ability to pay attention to
 details. You might provide financial
 services to a business or individual. Your
 work could include maintaining records or
 giving advice to business executives on
 how to operate their business. You could
 work in financial planning, banking, or
 insurance.
     What are some job titles in
       Business Finance?
Actuaries                          Appraisers and Assessors
Bank Tellers                       Bill and Account Collectors
Brokerage Clerks                   Credit Analysts
Credit Checkers & Authorizers      Economists
Financial Analysts                 Financial Counselors
Financial Examiners                Financial Managers
Insurance Adjusters & Examiners    Insurance Agents
Insurance Policy & Claims Clerks   Insurance Underwriters
Loan Clerks                        Loan Officers
New Accounts Clerks                Securities Salespeople
Tax Preparers                      Title Examiners/Searchers
What type of degrees people in
financial careers typically have?
Educational Programs
 Accounting (4- or 5-year Program)
 Business Administration *
 Economics *
 Finance *
 Financial Management
 Marketing
 Marketing Management
    What are the salary ranges for
      FINANCE CAREERS?
 WITH A BACHELOR DEGREE and VARYING EXPERIENCE LEVELS
Credit Analysts $52,350 - $70,000
Financial Analysts $66,590 - $104,000
Financial Counselors $60,120 - $93,000
Financial Examiners $71,370 - $100,000
Insurance Agents $47,170 - $108,000
Insurance Underwriters $57,350 -$77,000
Loan Officers $40,760
Securities Salespeople (Stockbroker) $60,500 - $102,000

WITH A MASTER’S DEGREE AND VARYING EXPERIENCE LEVELS
Actuaries $77,000-$100,000
Financial Manager $80,000-$138,000
Economist $68,000-$100,000
Is Marketing, Advertising or Sales
         in Your Blood?
Do you sell advertising space for the
school yearbook or newspaper?
Do you like to do public speaking or
debating?
Are you good at organizing your own
time?
Have you helped convince people to
participate in an activity?
Are you friendly and outgoing?
If you answered yes to two or more of the
questions from the last slide, you might be
interested in considering a career in
marketing, sales and service.
 If you are interested in working in the
 Marketing, Sales, and Service industry,
 you would help businesses sell products.
 You might advertise and promote products
 so customers would want to buy them. Or
 you might sell products and services
 directly to customers. Or you might use
 the Internet to reach customers.
What are typical salaries in Marketing,
  Advertising or Sales positions?
BACHELOR’S or MASTER’S DEGREE USUALLY

Advertisers $40,000 - $76,000
Buyers/Purchasing Agents $49,000 - $85,000
Customer Service Reps. $27,000 - $40,000
Market Research Analysts $59,000 - $112,000
Public Relations Specialists $44,000 - $74,000
Sales Managers $88,000 - $122,000
      What about Business
        Management?
Are you good at organizing events?
People?
Are you a natural born leader?
Are you organized? Good with numbers?
Can you see all the parts that make up the
whole?
Do you have the ability to fire, hire and
develop effective groups, systems, teams?
If you answered yes to two or more of the
questions in the last slide, you might be interested
in considering a career in business, management,
and administration.

If you are interested in the Business, Management,
   and Administration industry, there are many
   career options. You may provide the needed
   support to keep a business in operation. You
   could manage the financial activities of a
   business. Another option is to be sure that a
   business has qualified employees who are
   trained to do their jobs. Or after years of
   education or experience, you might direct the
   operations of a business.
    What are some Business
    Administration Careers?
Accountants
Business Executives
Human Resource Mgrs.
General Operations Mgr.
Office or Department Manager
Administrative Assistant
If I wanted to major in Business,
How would I start here at SCCC?
Typically students who are interested in a
4 year business degree or even an MBA,
go for an Associate’s of Arts transfer
degree and take business courses for their
elective requirements OR they study the
Business Information Technology program
(AAS) and transfer to a 4 year university.
  Which schools have 4 year
business programs and beyond?
Michael G. Foster School of Business at the UW
has programs in: Accounting, Human Resource
Mgmt., Business Policy, Finance, Information
Systems, Operations Mgmt., Marketing, Intl’
Business, and Business Communications.

Seattle University: Accounting, Business
Economics, E-commerce & IS, Intl’ Business,
Business Mgmt. & Marketing.
Other 4 year programs and beyond
 Western Washington has a large offering
 of Business degrees.
 Eastern and Washington State University
 have a large offering of Business degrees
 also!
 PLU, SPU, CityU and Gonzaga have
 business program offerings if you are
 interested in smaller classes at a private
 university!
How much money will I make?
Salaries vary depending on company and
industry, degree, experience and position held.
The average entry level wage for a newly
graduated college student with a BA degree in
Accounting is around $50,000 and goes on up
depending on degree, experience and position
held - on the upper scale business executives
make as much as $110,000 and more!
  How do I research Business
           Careers?
Come to the Career Services Center in
Room BE1102E.
Go to the ‘wois.org’ web site to find
specific information about various
business careers
Make an appointment with a Career
advisor to help you at (206) 344 - 4383

								
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