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Bright future for students who study business and marketing

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Large number of jobs in business administration

35% of all jobs available in 2026 will be in management, business and financial operations (including marketing), sales, and office and administrative support.

Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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High Growth, High Wage

Seven of the top ten fastest growing, high wage jobs are in business, marketing, finance, and sales.

Higher-order thinking crucial in growth jobs

Business administration jobs that utilize lower-level skills will see declines. These include secretaries, administrative assistants, data entry keyers, and office clerks. However, there will still be many jobs available in these areas. For example, in 2026 it is projected that 2.37 million administrative assistants will be needed. (See link to chart for details.)

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Employers Seek Business Majors

           Source: CareerBuilder.com, May 2018

Where to find the data

  • National data
    • Bureau of Labor and Statistics captures employment projections
      • Tip: jobs that align with the Career Clusters of Marketing, Business Management & Administration, and Finance are found in the following categories in the BLS data:
        • Management Occupations: 11-0000
        • Business and financial operations occupations: 13-0000
        • Sales and related occupations: 41-0000
        • Office and administrative support occupations: 43-0000
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