In sales, your focus is to connect and build relationships with consumers. The job descriptions can range from point-of-sale work (connecting directly with the consumer) to advertising, career counseling, marketing management, product representation, realty, and travel and hospitality.
As healthcare takes on a more business-like approach--HMO, after all, stands for Health Management Organization--healthcare management degrees have become astronomically popular. Business-oriented healthcare degrees are designed to help professionals handle increased costs, human resource logistics, diverse economic considerations for patients, and insurance regulations.
In the non-profit sector you'll find many of the same types of job descriptions and titles, but the motivating factors differ from regular business, and the economic constraints are unique. Non-profit organizations need qualified business professionals to make their programs work, to service consumers and investors, and to uphold responsible financial management practices.
Business managers will generally have a bachelor's degree in business or business administration with a specialization appropriate for their industry. The common job description is to develop, oversee, and organize operations, and the hours are often longer than lower level careers. Recent salary ranges are between $39,000 and $61,000 annually.
Retail managers look after all aspects of profitable operations where goods are being sold. They hire and train staff, manage inventory, maintain sales floor displays, and uphold good customer relations policies. A college degree is preferred and many larger retailers provide comprehensive training programs. Salary ranges depend on the size and type of the store - grocery store and pharmacy managers average about $28,000 per year, while managers overseeing an entire retail chain can earn over $100,000 per year. Retail managers can move into buyer positions for larger retailers and increase their earning potential.
Purchasers and buyers choose the appropriate commodities or services, choose suppliers, negotiate the lowest price, and award contracts that ensure the correct amount of product is received on time. An excellent understanding of consumer purchasing trends within the context of production, distribution, and merchandising factors is important. Your job can involve long and unusual hours and travel as you attend conferences, fashion shows or trade fairs. Demand for this career has slowed since the streamlining technology of the Internet, so an advanced education will be important for competing and retaining the jobs that are available. Wholesale and retail buyers average about $38,000 annually, with the top 10?arning about $71,000. Federal government buyers earn about $53,000.
As a trader, you'll advance faster with a master's degree in business administration (MBA). This career demands an aggressive personality which thrives on the risk of buying and selling of stocks, bonds, and options. The average starting salary is over $96,000.
Hospital administrators make sure hospitals and clinics are running efficiently - balancing the compassionate need to provide health care with the need to maintain a healthy operating budget. An undergrad can work with a health care to gain experience before pursuing his or her master's degree in business, public administration, or health services administration, which is preferred at this level. The average starting salary is over $57,000 per year.
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