Possible Career Options

  • Entrepreneurial & Self Employment Sectors
    • Consultant:
      Consultants are generally called upon when a company or individual needs help solving a problem. The consultant is there to help define needs, obtain data to analyze, and recommend solutions to the problem.

    • Event Planner:
      An event planner is in charge of planning corporate and private events. They are in charge of all aspects of event planning including the budget, venue, catering, entertainment, speakers, etc. Someone in this position should have a good understanding of local services and a number of contacts in different service industries.

    • Entrepreneur/Small Business Owner:
      An entrepreneur is someone who starts their own business. They organize, manage, and assume the risks of the business.
  • Finance
    • Financial Aid Officer:
      Financial aid officers direct scholarship, grant-in-aid, and loan programs to provide financial assistance to students in college or university. They may also select candidates and determines types and amounts of aid.

    • Financial Planner:
      A financial planner studies their client’s financial position and future goals to determine the tools necessary to reach those goals. They deal with tax minimization, education planning for children, retirement, and sometimes short-term investing. A position of this nature requires someone with strong interpersonal skills.

    • Insurance Agent/Broker:
      Insurance jobs exist to help businesses and individuals manage their risk. There are numerous types of insurance, all of which will help minimize the loss if a problem occurs. The insurance agent is the person that actually sells the insurance to those who wish to minimize their risks.

    • Loans Officer:
      A loans officer is in charge of evaluating and approving loans applications. They also counsel borrowers on their financial status and the various methods of payment.
  • General Areas
    • Buyer:
      Buyers are responsible for purchasing products and materials for the company to either sell or to use in the production of other products. This also includes supplier selection and supplier relations.

    • Urban/Regional Planner:
      An urban or regional planner creates development plans for rural areas, cities, and countries. They collect and analyze data on economic, social, and physical factors affecting the land in order to provide the best plan for the community.
  • Human Resources Management
    • Compensation/Benefits Administrator:
      Benefit analysts conduct programs for employers and may specialize in specific areas such as position classifications or pensions.

    • Corporate Trainer:
      Corporate trainers conduct on-site classes and workshops on topics such as sexual harassment, leadership, team building, and other human resource-related issues.

    • Human Resources Manager:
      A human resources manager runs the human resources program for a large corporation. They provide human resource management consultations and other related support.

    • Job Analyst:
      Job analysts collect and examine detailed information about job duties to prepare job descriptions. These descriptions explain the duties, training, and skills each job requires. Whenever a large organization introduces a new job or reviews existing jobs, it calls upon the expert knowledge of the job analyst.
  • Management
    • General Manager:
      A general managers plans, directs, and coordinates, through subordinate personnel, activities concerned with the operation of their business in accordance with governmental agency or commission policies and regulations.

    • Health Care Administrator:
      The health care administrator directs administration of a hospital, nursing home, or other health care facility within authority of a governing board. They also administer fiscal operations, such as budget planning, accounting, and establishing rates for health care services.

    • Manager Trainee:
      A management trainee performs assigned duties, under the direction of experienced personnel, to gain knowledge and experience required for promotion to management positions.
  • Marketing
    • Advertising Account Executive:
      An advertising account executive coordinates advertising campaigns for clients of their advertising agency. They work with clients to determine all aspects of the campaign so that it is executed as requested.
  • Medium to Large Businesses
    • Business Manager:
      A business manager oversees everything that takes place in a business, including decision-making. For larger businesses, the manager is usually in charge of a number of lower managers who run specific departments within the organization.

    • Public Relations Specialist:
      A public relations specialist is in charge of communicating with the internal and external community on all company matters, through newsletters, press releases, speech writing, etc.

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