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by Susie on April 5, 2017 · 9:00 am
Are you considering a career in business, but unsure if business is a good fit for you? Many soon-to-be students have wondered the same thing. “Business” seems like such a broad field, and you may wonder what you’ll actually end up doing after you graduate from a business program.
The good news: Business is a broad field, so there are seemingly endless career opportunities for students studying business. More good news: Many students who enter a business program are able to identify a specialization or concentration once they’ve taken a few intro courses and understand what careers and topics they like best.
Are you still curious if you are a good match for Business on a broad level? Read on to learn about the skills, personality traits and education you will need to be a good fit for a business career.
Common traits among entry-level business office workers include the following¹:
Additional qualities include²:
If you believe you can check off most or all of the above, business is probably a good career choice for you. If you feel like you may only have a few of these traits and qualities, but are still interested in business, you likely can improve in the areas you feel you need work and still succeed in a future business career.
Entry-level business careers often require common skills, such as (but not limited to):
All of these skills can be developed and improved while completing a business program. Most colleges offering a business administration program help students learn these processes and skills in foundational business courses.
After completing foundational coursework, students will likely have identified which area of business interests them the most. For example, a student who shines in an accounting fundamentals course may take more focused courses on accounting later in his or her program, and plan to become an accountant. Or, if a student easily picks up and displays management principles, he or she may go on to a business management concentration.
If it sounds like business is a good fit for you and you would like to learn more about the coursework and career opportunities associated with a Business Administration program, contact San Joaquin Valley College. SJVC’s Business Administration Certificate and Associate’s Degree programs provide a framework of business knowledge and skills that can help you adapt to any company’s operation. Students choose from the following concentrations: Business Accounting, Business Management and Retail Management. You can graduate in as little as eight months and earn a Certificate, or in approximately 15 months to earn an A.S. Degree. Call toll-free 866-544-7898 to learn more.
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