Graduates with a strong awareness of business, economics and people management are highly sought after, and for good reason. This degree often stretches across any sector or industry.

Each year, colleges turn out thousands of graduates with degrees in Business and Management. Majoring in these degrees might be popular, but which job is best for you?

Here is a look at the top jobs in Business and Management.

Top Jobs in Business

Market Research Analyst. Business majors in this job study consumer habits and analyze data to strengthen a company’s brand or products. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts a growth of 31.6% between 2012 and 2022.

Operations Research Analyst. Like market research analyst, this job involves using advanced mathematical and analytical methods to help businesses and organizations identify and solve problems in order to operate more efficiently. By 2022, employment growth of research analysts is expected to rise nearly 27%, according to the BLS.

Accountant. Are you great with numbers and attention to detail? If so, an accounting job full of audits, taxes and accounts receivable might be waiting for you. Often, accountants work with a team, so it’s a plus if you’re good working with other people.

Financial Advisor. Who doesn’t need help managing their money? Very few. In fact, most of us could benefit from a financial advisor’s help with budgeting, retirement plans, investments, taxes, insurance and other financial responsibilities. That’s why the BLS anticipates a spike in employment for personal finance advisors over the next few years.

Top Jobs in Management

Marketing Manager. These professionals work with sales agents, art directors and financial staff members to plan programs that can turn a product or service from ordinary to extraordinary in no time. Marketing Managers must grab consumers’ attention with a fresh and relevant product or service.

Business Operations Manager. Often referred to as the GM, boss lady, the man or the big cheese, these professionals have keen communication skills and make smart strategic decisions to help various departments within a company meet the end goal. Their job description might include hiring employees, negotiating contracts, understanding the business and guiding work teams for projects.

Financial Manager. These guys and girls are good with money, and we’re glad they are! Their job is to oversee the finances of major companies and agencies. Along with team members, these professionals produce financial reports, cash-flow statements, profit projections and other dollar-related analysis. Needless to say, this growing field faces a competitive market.

Sales Manager. Often the face associated with the company, Sales Managers are normally the guiding hand of the sales team and establish goals, analyze sales statistics and determines opportunities. With the increase of shopping online, professionals with this degree should be comfortable selling to individual consumers in brick-and-mortar stores and also to businesses nationwide.

 
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