Business Employment Opportunities by Industry

While you may have seen some reports that the economy is recovering, why is it then that it doesn’t feel like it has? With millions of people out of work, it’s time to take the necessary steps to find a new career that will support your family well into the foreseeable future.

When choosing a career, it’s important to consider the correlation between the number of employment opportunities you could potentially have and your ability to provide for yourself and your family.

Developing a career in an area that has a large amount of employment options can be extremely reassuring for anyone looking for financial and family stability.

To that end, business employment opportunities are projected to be one of the top areas to add jobs through 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Industries in need of business professionals

Business professionals have a broad range of career options because they possess skills – including accounting, strategic planning, marketing, etc. – that can be applied across a number of different industries. It’s also important to note that 71 percent of the more than 400,000 jobs analyzed required candidates to have a bachelor’s degree in business.* Check out the top 15 industries with business employment opportunities (see chart).

Industries with Business Employment Opportunities

Overall, the number of employment opportunities for business professionals makes pursuing a job in this field worthwhile for any individual looking to build a career from the ground up. But, a plethora of potential jobs is not the only advantage.

Matching industries with interests

When most people think about building a career in business, working at a hospital, or in a government support organization probably isn’t the first opportunity that springs to mind. But it’s important to know that those job options are out there.

The bottom line is this: The need for employees with business skills stretches across many different industries, so qualified job seekers can be a bit more selective when applying for employment opportunities.

Perhaps the most important step is to first identify which industries best match your own personal interests.  It’s no secret that having a personal interest in what your company does makes work so much more enjoyable.

Let’s say for example that you have a passion for cars – old or new, it doesn’t matter – you just love anything to do with cars. Now image you are pursuing a job as a manager, which of the following do you think you would enjoy more? Working for a company within education services  like a junior college or ACT testing facility or an automobile manufacturer? It’s the same job title but the corporate cultures, industry guidelines and daily activities involved in working for a company within the auto industry may better match your likes and interests.

Just remember that if you possess business skills, you are in demand now – and you’ll continue to be in the future – so you don’t have to settle. The key to the stability you’re seeking is finding the business-related job that you want and will continue to enjoy.

In conclusion

Put simply, business professionals are needed by many types of organizations within different industries across the nation. Candidates that have these skills will continue to be in demand well into the future.

Download our Business Career Outlook Guide to learn more about the careers that best fit your interests. The guide also includes information about business employment opportunities within different industries and a detailed look at what level of education you’ll need to earn a position.


 * (Analysis of advertised educational requirements for business-related online job postings, 4/13/12 – 4/12/13)

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Grant works for Collegis education and writes student-focused articles on behalf of Rasmussen College. He aims to inspire, motivate and inform current and prospective students.

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