Management Career Paths

With jobs in fields ranging from healthcare to business to education to media, there are many different business management career options for an individual with a degree in management. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, business management jobs will increase steadily for the next decade. For example, sales manager jobs are expected to grow by 12% from 2010 to 2020*, in line with the national average job growth.

With a strong job outlook and a growing need for employees with solid knowledge of team leadership, management strategies, personnel policies and group behavior, a career in management could be right for you. Potential business management careers include:

Compensation and Benefits Managers: Planning, directing and coordinating how an organization pays its employees. Benefits managers do the same for retirement plans, health insurance and other benefits.

Administrative Services Managers: Planning, directing and coordinating supportive services of an organization. Tasks may include buying and distributing supplies, supervising clerical and administrative personnel, and recommend changes to policies and procedures.

Medical and Health Services Managers: Planning, directing and coordinating medical services, including managing facilities, clinical departments or medical practices.

Sales Managers: Directing sales teams. Tasks can include setting sales team goals, analyzing performance data and developing training programs for employees.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, a Bachelor's degree is the typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation. Explore AIU's BBA in Management Degree Program to see if Management is the right area of study for you.