Business Management and Administration FAQ

Business management and administrative workers give the support needed to make a business run. You might check employee time records or train new employees. You might work as a top executive and provide the overall direction for a company or department. 


Is Business Management and Administration a good career path?

The Business Management and Administration cluster has about 28.9 million jobs and is projected to grow by 2.7% over the next 10 years. Annual compensation for jobs in this cluster ranged from $28,000 to $135,000 in 2021. 

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Would a career in Business Management and Administration be a good fit for me?

  • There are six different pathways that can lead to roles in Business Management and Administration ranging from General Management to Human Resources. People who work in this cluster can focus on a variety of different fields. 
  • If you enjoy working with other people or like to plan and organize activities, this may be the career path to take. 
  • If you enjoy thinking through strategic problems or if you are interesting in building relationships and leading people, you might want to learn more about this career path.  

Not sure if this sounds like you? Get a list of careers that match your interests with our Career Quiz.  

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What are some examples of careers in Business Management and Administration?

Here are some examples of careers in the Business Management and Administration cluster based on the general level of education needed to get hired in this career. Looking for more?  Explore careers here!

High School Education or Lower  Some Postsecondary or Skills-Based Education Bachelor’s Degree or Higher 
Transportation, storage, or distribution manager Bookkeeping, accounting, or auditing clerk Compensation and benefits manager
Customer service representative Human resources assistant, except payroll and timekeeping Chief executive



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