Business is a broad field that includes accounting and bookkeeping, administration, business management, business analysis, human resources, and many other professional areas. Both large corporations and small businesses benefit from employees who are savvy about financial budgets, networking, event planning, and other skills and responsibilities relevant to a company’s growth and operations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov, 2013) currently lists more than two dozen occupations that relate to business management, administration, and/or finance.
Examples of entry-level positions in business include administrative assistants and office secretaries, bookkeepers, and business technologist. Such jobs typically involve a combination of working at a desk and interacting with people both within and external to a company. People who enjoy organizing schedules, managing financial records and accounts, working in teams, and/or planning events are typically well-suited for careers in business. For detailed information about various careers within business, please refer to the pages below.