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 (BLS) foresees close to 3.8 million openings in this field for sales reps, accountants, financial analysts, advisors, and more. Read more on how we rank the jobs, and check out our complete list of the Best Business Jobs of 2013.
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.
Be nice to every receptionist you meet; he or she is the first point of contact for any organization and might have the ear and respect of the company's head honcho. To get a job in this field, you'll need good computer and customer-service skills, plus a sense of discretion. This crucial position will see an employment boost largely thanks to the growth of the healthcare industry, so you'll most likely work at the front desk of a physician's office or nursing home.
From the smocked attendants who bag your groceries to the convenience-store clerks who scan your favorite magazines, cashiers are all around us. Quick on their feet, they often combine basic mathematical skills with a friendly disposition to keep lines moving and shopping aisles clear.
Before you protest too much or screen your calls, hear us out: Telemarketing can make an excellent moonlighting gig for someone who needs extra funds but has limited time. They make a median salary of $22,520 a year and many only work part-time.