STRIDE CAREER PREP
Get Ahead of the Curve
Everyone is looking for ways to ensure they stand out in a crowd of applicants. By exploring your business options now, you can get a leg up on the competition.
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.
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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
- Administrative Services Manager
- Public Relations Manager
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample career salaries include:
Market Research Analyst—$63,790/year
Customer Service Representative—$34,710/year
Public Relations Manager—$116,180/year
Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?**
Microsoft Office Specialist—Excel
Microsoft Office Specialist—Word
ACT National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC)
*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: Friday, April 10, 2020.
**Many Microsoft®️ Office certificates can be earned after completing one course. Other certificates require more classes to be better prepared, and students who participate in the program for at least two years will have further preparation for certification testing.