Best Business Jobs
Take a look at the jobs we highlight in the business sector, and you should notice a common theme: money. The people in this list’s occupations study us to determine how we like to spend our money, advertise to get us to splurge with our money and advise us on the various ways we should invest and save our money. In the next few years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics foresees close to 3 million openings for our Best Business Jobs of 2014. See which occupations top our list, and read more on how we rank the jobs.
The name might give you chills, but being a bill collector isn’t just about hounding debtors. Bill collectors also help negotiate a repayment plan and provide credit advice. The BLS projects 14.7 employment growth for this profession by 2022.
Job prospects for agents who sell health and long-term care insurance should be particularly strong, the BLS reports, and independent sales agents will fare better than those looking to work for an insurance company. In total, there may be 45,900 new jobs created for our No. 12 Business Job.
A business is only as effective as the people who keep it running. Management analysts understand this and pass their days collecting and deciphering data or recommending game plans to solve the problems plaguing their organizations. The position is expected to grow 18.6 percent by 2022.
A great sales team can catapult a company from obscurity to center stage. For this to happen, its leaders have to be as comfortable meeting new people as they are hiring and supervising. It’s not uncommon for sales managers to be the central faces associated with their companies.
Logisticians solve theoretical problems for manufacturing or retail businesses, sometimes proving indispensable in large-scale disaster-relief efforts. Their input can be life-saving. Logistician employment is expected to expand 21.9 percent by 2022.
Today’s administrative assistants are expected to offer support to all echelons of their organizations. Yes, they schedule meetings and maintain paper and electronic files, but they also conduct research and assist with managerial projects.
For this job, it helps to be energetic, charming and flexible. Sales representatives travel extensively, introducing and selling products to customers, plus generate excitement and build a relationship with a product’s loyal clientele. The BLS projects our No. 19 Business Job will experience 8.9 percent employment growth from 2012 to 2022.
Being a real estate agent involves listening to the desires of prospective homeowners and being sensible about the fluctuations of the housing market. The BLS predicts this position will grow at a steady clip between 2012 and 2022 with 38,000 new jobs.
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