For many soon-to-be college graduates, finding an entry level job while choosing which business field to work in can seem a bit overwhelming. But college graduates will have a wealth of employment opportunities to pursue within a variety of different fields. To help you navigate your myriad of opportunities, here is a list of the top 5 fields, supported by statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, to find entry-level business management jobs.
Business Management Job Fields
If you have an interest in positively impacting your community by assisting in the supervision, direction, and implementation of public service projects perhaps working in the community service sector is for you. With a 27% projected employment growth projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, you can expect to see an increase in job opportunities in this field.
As an HR professional, entry-level positions may have you starting off by doing recruiting, interviewing or placing workers, as well as other tasks including employee relations, payroll, and training. This field has strong growth with a 21% employment increase projected so college graduates will have above average opportunities to break into this career.
Marketing and Advertising
Working as a marketing or advertising professional means that you may be working to promote or generate interest in a product or service. Finding entry level positions will prepare you for an exciting career with many different career paths to learn more about. A 14% job growth is expected in this field through 2020.
As a sales professional, you are typically the first point of contact with customers and are a critical element of the business cycle. Working in B2B or B2C sales will allow you to sharpen your business skills as well as help you become further educated within this field. With a 16% projected growth rate college degree holders should have the ability to gain valuable business experience and develop their career.
Starting Your Own Business
Did you know that in 2002 only 23% of business owners had completed a bachelor’s degree? If you have always dreamed of starting your own business, once you have completed your degree may be a great time to start thinking about it again. A bachelor’s degree in business management educates you on all of the different business elements that you will need to understand in order to prepare yourself for running a success business.
Without a doubt these career fields will continue to have strong employment opportunities for many years. Those with a business degree will see that the potential career paths reach far beyond the fields that we have highlighted here. Business management professionals could expect to see a wide range of entry-level job opportunities in positions that will help you gain experience and further develop your career.