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When you have training in business administration, you can get a job in almost any industry.

Every type and size of business needs competent employees who can handle day-to-day operations. With the Southern Careers Institute Business Administration program, employment opportunities are limitless.

What Jobs are in Business Administration?

Business administration training gives students extensive knowledge and office skills. These skills prepare them for a variety of administrative roles. For example, clerks, aides, coordinators, and office specialists all deal with business administration. It is also important to note that business administration jobs exist in almost any industry. Therefore, you can choose exactly where you want to work. Some of the most popular fields for graduates include Accounting, Banking, Insurance, E-Commerce, Real Estate, Sales, Manufacturing, Marketing, Healthcare, Retail, Property Management, and E-Business. Likewise, universities, Non-Profits, and Governmental offices are also potential employers. 

Those with business administration training qualify for the following jobs:

    • Bank Teller
    • Insurance Agent
    • Financial Clerk
    • Billing/Account Collector
    • Office Clerks
    • Executive Assistant   

Business Administration Work Environment

The work environment for business administration can vary depending on the field. For those just starting out, a large office with many employees is not uncommon. On the other hand, or smaller businesses with fewer employees, the office space may be shared with others.

Generally, business administration jobs revolve around a 9 am to 5 pm work schedule; but again, this may differ depending on the situation. It’s also important to recognize that office workers often sit at a desk for most of the day. This means many of the duties are done while working on a computer. Therefore, you should be comfortable with an office setting and being able to complete tasks online.

Job Duties

Business administration jobs generally involve: 

  • Answering telephones
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Maintaining calendars
  • Handling incoming and outgoing mail and email
  • Arranging staff meetings
  • Preparing memos, invoices, and reports
  • Maintaining information using software and spreadsheets
  • Maintaining databases and filing systems
  • Customer service
  • Human resources tasks like interviewing, orientation, and processing of paperwork

Furthermore, business office employees must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. They should also be comfortable with multi-tasking. 

Business Administration Salary and Job Outlook

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With so many business tasks being computerized today, the job outlook remains very good. Additionally, those who have certifications in software remain ahead of the curve.  For example, some of these certifications include QuickBooks and Microsoft Office.

Additionally, the average expected salary for entry-level business employees falls at $15 to $20 per hour. On the other hand, middle to senior-level employees earn within the range of$45,000 to $55, 000 per year.

The following are job titles and their expected yearly salaries:

    • Bank Teller                                $25K – 51K
    • Insurance Agent                       $39K – 56K
    • Financial Clerk                         $23K – 41K
    • Billing/Account Collector      $24K – 36K
    • Office Clerks                             $25K – 44K
    • Executive Assistant                 $33K – 62K     

Start a Career in Business Administration

The first step to a career in business administration is to enroll in a program at Southern Careers Institute.  Then you can find business administration courses offered at the Austin, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Pharr, Harlingen, San Antonio North and South campuses. Additionally, many courses are offered online. Once you complete your courses and training, finding a job will be a breeze! 

Finding a Job/Employment Assistance

Finishing your education makes your chances of getting a job very good. Once you have completed your training, finding a job will usually be quick and easy. While SCI cannot guarantee employment, every effort is made to assist you. The Student Career Services team offers help with building your resume, interviewing skills, and job readiness training. We also partner with local employers to match their needs to our graduates’ skills. Now that you have the information, let’s get your career started today! 

 

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