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Business Careers

It is important to be informed of your career options, so the following information can help as you consider Business as a major and as a career.

EMPLOYMENT/JOB OUTLOOK

An important consideration when choosing a career is to understand the number of job openings in a particular career and the expected employment growth in the years ahead. This information can be a valuable tool for you to position yourself in a career with the best employment prospects in the years ahead. These links will provide helpful employment information.

BUSINESS OCCUPATIONS

There are unlimited paths one may take for a career in Business. One with an interest in money or finance might choose accounting, while those who are outgoing and like to sell may choose a career in marketing. These links provide profiles of a variety of occupations.

  • CareerOneStop is a great source to begin your exploration of different Business careers. Click Browse under the Occupation heading for some great insight into Business careers.
    http://www.careeronestop.org/ExploreCareers/ExploreCareers.aspx

  • The College Board has a site which allows you to explore many resources about college majors and careers. Also click the Majors and Career Profiles where you will find some in-depth information
    http://www.collegeboard.com/student/csearch/majors_careers/index.html

  • The online Occupational Outlook Handbook sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor is a well recognized source of information on career information. Along the right side of the page are links to career information including job outlook, qualifications needed, earnings, etc. You may also use the search box to find information on a specific career.
    http://www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm

  • The State of Ohio maintains a web site which provides great resource to learn about different occupations and their education requirements, potential wages, etc.
    http://lmi.state.oh.us/jobs/careers.htm

CAREER EXPLORATION and SELF ASSESSMENT TOOLS

Like many students or potential students you might not be sure if a Business career is right for you. Making that right career choice can be an overwhelming task. There are books, Internet sites, and magazines galore to help you. Here are some links that provide free self assessment tests to give you a better understanding of your skills, attitudes and personality to help you decide if your interests are compatible with a business career.

  • Explore a variety of resources as you move forward with your professional career.
    http://www.Finbox.com

  • Great resource for exploring careers
    http://www.quintcareers.com/career_exploration.html

  • The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is being developed under the sponsorship of the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA) through a grant to the North Carolina Employment Security Commission. This provides you with numerous tests and other links to match your skills with an appropriate occupation.
    http://www.onetcenter.org/tools.html

  • CareerOneStop is a U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Web site that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals to foster talent development in a global economy.
    http://www.careeronestop.org/ExploreCareers/ExploreCareers.aspx

  • The Princeton Review has a comprehensive site to assist with choosing careers and colleges. Scroll down the page to Majors and Careers and take the quick career quiz. This is a quick way to match your interests to specific careers.
    http://www.princetonreview.com/college/

  • Please also check out the Career Education Services at Owens Community College.
    https://www.owens.edu/career/
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