Graduates of Business, Accounting and Economics programs are in high demand in today's job market. The American Association of Community Colleges identified business as a "hot" program in terms of having significant market demand for graduating students.
A sample of career options in the business field includes positions in:
Accounting and Auditing
Advertising and Public Relations
Distribution Channel Manager
New Product Planning
Sales and Sales Managers
*Some careers may require a bachelor's degree, further education or additional training.
View Salary Information from the U.S. Dept. of Labor
Survey shows strong need for business people in the Cumberland and Bedford areas
The Greater Cumberland Committee, an organization consisting of business owners and
executives in a six-county area (including Allegany and Bedford), conducted a survey
of businesses to obtain information about the business climate in its area. The survey
had 172 respondents.
One of the questions was: Q13 Please indicate which skill-sets are needed by your workforce or which skills you have identified as being in short supply.
As you can see from the list below, three of the top four skills areas needed or in short supply are in business. 40% of the respondents stated that Management/Leadership skills were needed in the local workforce or are in short supply; 37% said Sales/Customer Service; 33% said Business/Accounting.
Local businesses need people with business skills!!
Sales/Customer Service 37%
Office Skills 33%
Computer Software/Applications 28%
General Maintenance 28%
Building Maintenance 25%
Project Management 23%
Blueprint Reading 19%
Computer Programming 15%
Skilled Trades 14%
Computer Aided Drafting and Design 13%
A/C, Heating, and Refrigeration 12%
Integrated Systems Technology 10%
Heavy Equipment Operator 9%
Graphic Arts and Imaging 8%
Lean/Six Sigma/Process Improvement 7%
Health Information and Medical Records 7%
Truck Driving 7%
Mechanical Engineering 7%
Medical Assisting 5%
Civil Engineering/Surveying 4%
Physical/Occupational Therapist 3%
Engineering Technologies/ Robotics 3%
Medical Laboratory Testing 2%
Child Care 2%
Veterinary Assistant/Technician 0%