Statistics show that majoring in business is a popular choice among college students. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, over 300,000 college graduates held a bachelor’s degree in business in 2008.
Why are business degrees so popular these days? Simply put, a business degree is probably the most versatile degree available. And at a time when the job market is dense, having a versatile degree can make job hunting easier.
Here are five careers you can pursue with a business degree:
- Entrepreneur, Average Salary: $111,000 – According to a 2010 Harris Interactive survey, four out of ten young people want to either start their own business or have already started their own business. Taking up business is a good way to prepare you for this career path.
- Pharmaceutical Sales, Average Salary: $88,150 – Working in a $200-billion dollar industry gives you a very good opportunity to earn the big bucks. To succeed, you will need a solid grasp of closing, forecasting, prospecting, networking and management techniques. These are all learned in business school.
- Eco-Investor, Average Salary: $83,000 – These are the people who help companies pursue sustainable and profitable business practices. Of course, you’ll need a strong foundation of solid business practices to succeed. Majoring in business will give you that.
- Accountant, Average Salary:$ 67,430 – Although a degree in finance or accounting are more directly related in this field, business majors still learn important finance and accounting principles. Therefore, it’s not far-fetched for a business major to become an accountant.
- Human Resource Specialist, Average Salary: $59,070 – Human resource management is an integral part of any successful business. Learning HR alongside your business program can give you an added edge.
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