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Which pathways are offered?

  • Administrative Support—This pathway prepares students to facilitate business operations through a variety of administrative and clerical duties including information and communication management, data processing and collection, and project tracking.
  • Business Information—This pathway prepares students to formulate policies and direct the operations of a business, corporation, nonprofit, or other organization. In small firms, this may involve assuming advertising, promotions, marketing, sales, and public relations responsibilities.
  • General Management—This pathway prepares students to lead and manage others, improve processes and policies, and manage a range of personnel issues and concerns while focusing on the bottom line.
  • Marketing Analytics—This pathway prepares students to collect research and analyze trends, needs, and challenges within a target market in order to design new products, predict future sales, and position their company ahead of competitors.
  • Marketing Communication—This pathway prepares students to plan, coordinate, and implement marketing strategies, advertising, promotion, and public relations activities.

What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*

Some of the jobs include:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Business Consultant
  • Office Manager
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Accountant
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Copywriter
  • Public Relations Manager

What is the salary outlook?*

Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample salaries include:

  • Administrative Assistant—$38,880/year
  • Market Research Analyst—$63,120/year
  • Customer Service Representative—$33,750/year
  • Accountant—$70,500/year
  • Copywriter—$62,170/year
  • Public Relations Manager—$114,800/year

*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school. Salaries vary depending on the job title, experience, and location. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

Which industry-recognized, in demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?

  • Microburst
  • Microsoft Office Specialist—Excel
  • Microsoft Office Specialist—Word