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BriefcaseA briefcase illustration to indicate business career information.Business, Management & Administration

Have you ever run a lemonade stand, started a lawn service, or sold something door-to-door when you were growing up?

Then you should consider a career in Business, Management, and Administration.

As long as there are growing businesses, there will be a need for people to manage the various operations of those businesses.

The career pathways found here exist within all businesses, regardless of the industry, which is why these careers are so durable.

Every business needs to sell their product or service, making marketers and salespeople invaluable.

Every business needs to manage their day-to-day operations, giving managers and supporting administrators many options for employment.

There are hotels, restaurants, and entertainment facilities everywhere, allowing workers in hospitality to find work across the country.

All businesses and individuals need to manage their money, so accountants and financial specialists will continue to be in high demand.

Marketing
sales professional

Marketing involves helping business sell and market their product, whether to consumers or other businesses. Almost every business in every industry needs marketing and sales to make sure they are targeting the right customer and generating enough revenue.

Jobs In Demand:
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
  • Retail Merchandiser
  • Sales Professional and Manager
  • Telemarketer
Next Ten Years
  • 5.9% Job Growth
  • 17,770 New Job Openings
  • Source: WORKnet Wisconsin
Annual Salary Range
Annual Salary Range
Experience Level Salary Range
Entry-Level

$23,685

Average

$39,350

Experienced

$84,465

Source: WORKnet Wisconsin
Business, Management, & Administration
manager

These careers are responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the business, whether managing the company overall, overseeing the operations or a division, or supporting the company's administration.

Jobs In Demand:
  • Administrative/Office Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Human Resource Manager
  • General Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Owner
Next Ten Years
  • 4.5% Job Growth
  • 32,810 New Job Openings
  • Source: WORKnet Wisconsin
Annual Salary Range
Annual Salary Range
Experience Level Salary Range
Entry-Level

$32,699

Average

$60,174

Experienced

$105,199

Source: WORKnet Wisconsin
Finance
bank teller

The fastest growing fields in Finance are in financial planning, investment services, and insurance, helping people better manage their money and retirement. Finance jobs are also plentiful within companies, managing day-to-day cash flow, accounting, and reporting.

Jobs In Demand:
  • Accountant
  • Credit Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Insurance Sales Agent
  • Personal Banker
Next Ten Years
  • 12.2% Job Growth
  • 6,207 New Job Openings
  • Source: WORKnet Wisconsin
Annual Salary Range
Annual Salary Range
Experience Level Salary Range
Entry-Level

$37,768

Average

$58,914

Experienced

$96,270

Source: WORKnet Wisconsin
Hospitality & Tourism
baker

The hospitality field continues to explode as more people begin retirement, or simply feel more financially well-off. This means more people are staying at hotels and resorts, eating out at restaurants, or visiting amusement parks and casinos.

Jobs In Demand:
  • Caterer
  • Chef/Cook
  • Gaming Operator/Staff
  • Hotel Clerk/Manager
  • Restaurant Staff
Next Ten Years
  • 10.4% Job Growth
  • 28,939 New Job Openings
  • Source: WORKnet Wisconsin
Annual Salary Range
Annual Salary Range
Experience Level Salary Range
Entry-Level

$19,357

Average

$26,284

Experienced

$39,270

Source: WORKnet Wisconsin

Pathway Specfic Courses

Course Number Course Name Department Prerequisite Suggested Grade Level(s)
1247 IB Business Management Business and Information Technology 11,12
1244 Business & Personal Law Business and Information Technology 9,10,11,12
1245 Who's the Boss Business and Information Technology 9,10,11,12
1236 Sports & Entertainment Marketing Business and Information Technology 9,10,11,12
1213 Personal Finance Business and Information Technology 10,11,12
1255 Accounting 1 Business and Information Technology 9,10,11,12
1257 Accounting 2 Business and Information Technology 10,11,12
1274 Accounting 3 (Independent Study) Business and Information Technology 11,12
1276 Microsoft Office Essentials Business and Information Technology 9,10,11,12
1436 Food Exploration Family and Consumer Sciences 9,10,11,12
1439 Introduction to Culinary Arts Family and Consumer Sciences 9,10,11,12
1438 Advanced Culinary Arts/ProStart Family and Consumer Sciences 10,11,12
1429 Baking & Pastry Arts Family and Consumer Sciences 9,10,11,12
1615 Oral/Interpersonal Communication (Language Focus) English 10,11,12
1672 Public Speaking (Language Focus) English 10,11,12
1666 Written Communication (Language Focus) English 10,11,12
1420(S1) / 1423(S2) Work Experience (1 Period) Work-Based Learning/Miscellaneous 11,12
1474(S1) / 1413(S2) Work Experience (2 Periods) Work-Based Learning/Miscellaneous 11,12
1432(S1) / 1414(S2) Work Experience (3 Periods) Work-Based Learning/Miscellaneous 11,12
Youth Apprenticeship Work-Based Learning/Miscellaneous 11,11,11,11,11,12,12,12,12,12
1738 Algebra 2 Mathematics 10,11,12
1750 AP Statistics Mathematics 11,12
2136 Economics Social Studies 10,11,12
2141 AP Psychology Social Studies 10,11,12
2146 Introduction to Sociology Social Studies 11,12