At a Glance

Who says more money means more problems? The Business and Entrepreneurship industry sector is a critical component of the U.S. economy, employing more than six million people in careers ranging from bookkeeping to financial and investment planning. Advances in technology, as well as market globalization and the expansion of banking and investment institutions around the world, will continue to create exciting and challenging career opportunities in this industry for the foreseeable future. A degree or certificate from your local community college can catapult you into your new career.

Types of Careers

  • Account Specialist
  • Cost Estimation
  • Tax Preparer
  • Associate Accountant
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Loan Specialist
  • Credit Analyst
  • Claims Examiner
  • Underwriting Assistant
  • Insurance Claims Agent

Salary Snapshot

  • Customer Service Representatives: $39,316
  • General and Operations Managers: $120,228
  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks: $44,428
  • Market Research Analysts: $61,072
  • Executive Administrative Assistants: $61,616
  • Real Estate Sales Agents: $83,167
  • Cost Estimators: $66,336
  • Administrative Services Managers: $106,161

Annual wages are based on 2,080 work hours per year.

Industry Sector Pathways

  • Accounting, Financial Planning, Payroll, Income Tax
  • Administrative/Office Assistant, Office Professional/Administration
  • Banking & Finance, Bank Operations,Personal Finance
  • Business Administration, General Business
  • Business Information Worker (BIW), Business/Computer Technology, Computer Applications
  • Business Literacy
  • Human Resources, Human Services, Career/Employment Support, Case Management
  • Leadership Development
  • Logistics/Logistics Management
  • Management, Supervision, Project Management

Consider a Career in Business and Entrepreneurship 

Training is available at the following colleges: