If you have good organizational, planning and people skills, getting a head start on a career in business is easier and closer in reach than you might imagine. Like many jobs, the best preparation and training involves getting hands-on experience outside of the classroom through internships and entry-level roles that allow you learn on the job while you earn.
By taking classes through the Stride Career Prep, you can not only earn college credits, but you can be ready to start on your career path immediately after high school. The Stride Career Prep Business Pathway creates provides numerous career options to explore, but here are five of the top jobs in business to consider:
Sales Representative Average Salary $49,000 | Job Demand 2020: 767,500
Sales representatives are responsible for selling a company's products by identifying leads, educating prospects on products through calls, trainings, and presentations, and providing clients with support.
Recruiter Average Salary $48,000 | Job Demand 2020: 119,800
Recruiters are responsible for meet hiring goals by filling open positions with talented and qualified candidates for a job. This entails sourcing and screening candidates, coordinating the interview process, and facilitating offers and employment negotiations, all while ensuring candidates have a pleasant experience.
Real Estate Agent / Broker Average Salary $47,000 | Job Demand 2020: 145,600
A real estate agent helps clients purchase, rent, or sell properties. They advise clients about market conditions, conduct walkthroughs, and provide guidance and assistance through the process of buying, selling, or leasing properties.
Cargo Coordinator / Freight Forwarder Average Salary $43,000 | Job Demand 2020: 27,500
A freight forwarder is responsible for the transportation of goods between one destination and another. Freight forwarding companies specialize in arranging the whole process for their shippers, from the storage to the shipping of their merchandise.
Scheduler / Operations Coordinator Average Salary $41,500 | Job Demand 2020: 90,800
A Scheduler coordinates appointments for employees, customers or patients. Their main duties include planning weekly employee schedules, determining appointment lengths and making phone calls to patients or customers regarding their appointment or meeting times.
* Opportunities vary by school. Learn more about our Career Prep Business Pathway here.
** Source: Burning Glass