10 Booming Jobs in the Business Sector

Selena Dehne, JIST Publishng, 2008

Many of today's fastest-growing and most lucrative job opportunities are in business. In fact, experts predict this sizzling field will offer 2.2 million new jobs and grow by 14 percent through 2014. College students, in particular, are in hot pursuit of these growing opportunities. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, more than 300,000 students earn a business degree each year. That's double the number of students pursuing any other major, and the rate continues to skyrocket.Even job seekers without degrees can take advantage of growing opportunities in this expanding field.

"You don't need to have an MBA to get a good job in the business world. In fact, the business jobs with the most annual openings typically require only on-the-job training, such as customer service representatives and bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks," write the editors at Jist in its "Business CareerVision Book and DVD."The "Business CareerVision Book and DVD" ranks the top jobs in the business field, according to a combined score of each job's annual earnings, percent growth and annual openings.

According to the book, here are the 10 best business jobs overall:

1. Computer and information systems managers

Annual earnings: $96,520

Percent growth: 25.9 percent

Annual openings: 25,000

2. General and operations managers

Annual earnings: $81,480

Percent growth: 17.0 percent

Annual openings: 208,000

3. Accountants

Annual earnings: $52,210

Percent growth: 22.4 percent

Annual openings: 157,000

4. Auditors

Annual earnings:$52,210

Percent growth:22.4 percent

Annual openings:157,000

5. Medical and health services managers

Annual earnings:$69,700

Percent growth:22.8 percent

Annual openings: 33,000

6. Sales managers

Annual earnings: $87,580

Percent growth:19.7 percent

Annual openings: 40,000

7. Management analysts

Annual earnings: $66,380

Percent growth:20.1 percent

Annual openings:82,000

8. Financial managers

Annual earnings:$86,280

Percent growth:14.8 percent

Annual openings:63,000

9. Marketing managers

Annual earnings:$92,680

Percent growth: 20.8 percent

Annual openings:23,000

10. Personal financial advisors

Annual earnings:$63,500

Percent growth:25.9 percent

Annual openings:17,000

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*Jobs 3 and 4 share 157,000 annual openingsThe editors at JIST also remind that there's more to a rewarding job than a few impressive figures saying,

"Although earnings, growth, and openings are important, there are other factors to consider in your career planning. Working in a certain location, liking the people you work with, having opportunities to be creative, and many other factors that may help define the ideal job for you are difficult or impossible to quantify and are not considered in this list. Therefore, you will need to consider the importance of these issues yourself."

Selena Dehne is a career writer for JIST Publishing who shares the latest occupational, career and job search information available with job seekers and career changers. Her articles help people find meaningful work, develop their career and life plans, and carry out effective job search campaigns.

Copyright 2008 Jist Publishing

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