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.
Market research analysts study our habits as consumers and use those observations to counsel companies on how to package, brand and sell products. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an impressive 31.6 percent employment increase for this occupation between 2012 and 2022.
Like a market research analyst, the No. 2 Business Job is also an advisory position – one that involves helping businesses and organizations operate more efficiently. The BLS projects employment growth of nearly 27 percent for operations research analysts by the year 2022.
Were you the kid who always made straight A’s in math? A career full of audits, taxes and accounts receivable might await you. The Labor Department predicts more than 166,000 new openings will be created in this field from now to 2022.
Who doesn’t need help digging through the red tape and legalese of investments, taxes and insurance? Very few, which is why the BLS anticipates 27 percent employment growth for personal financial advisors over the next few years. This occupation ranks high thanks to low unemployment numbers and an above-average work-life balance.
Whether you think of your business operations manager as the GM, the big cheese or the boss lady, he or she is charged with making tactical and strategic decisions necessary to run a department. The best have top-notch communication skills, a knack for time management and the ability to make critical decisions smartly and quickly.
Having a penchant for organization and numbers is essential for the budding bookkeeping, accounting and audit clerk, and good opportunities for employment are expected as regulations in the financial sector constrict. Anticipate 204,600 new jobs in this industry by 2022.
Sending the right message about a product can take the item from a shelf-warmer to a must-have sensation rapidly. That’s what effective marketing managers do – highlight what’s fresh and relevant about a commodity to entice consumers. Our No. 7 Business Job ranks so well in part due to its high median salary: $119,480 in 2012.
If you’re considering this field, work on your patience and problem-solving skills. Event planners are adept at making both minuscule and monstrous logistical decisions for weddings, conventions, orientations and more. Our No. 9 job is one of the fastest-growing on our list. Employment should swell by 33.2 percent from 2012 to 2022, the BLS predicts.
Employment in our No. 10 Business Job spans across many industries, but generally the job is the same: These performance auditors ensure ethics are practiced, laws are followed and regulations are met. The BLS predicts there will be 11,000 new jobs in this field by 2022.
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