Business

Business program icon Programs and majors in business can lead to careers in accounting, human resources, paralegal, real estate, construction management and marketing.

Do any of these things interest you?

  • Analyzing budgets and preparing financial reports.
  • Recruiting, screening and mentoring others.
  • Planning, coordinating and directing activities at sites.
  • Creating detailed itineraries.
  • Developing systems to create efficiencies.
  • Imagining and creating strategies to communicate about brands.

If so, take a look at careers in Business below.

Careers in Business
 

Accountant

Similar Job Titles:
Accountant, Accounting Manager, Accounting Officer, Accounting Supervisor, Business Analyst, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Cost Accountant, General Accountant, Project Accountant, Staff Accountant

Description
Analyze financial information and prepare financial reports to determine or maintain record of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.

Accountants typically:  Develop, maintain, and analyze budgets, preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted costs to actual costs.  Prepare, examine, or analyze accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.  Review accounts for discrepancies and reconcile differences.  Prepare adjusting journal entries.  Establish tables of accounts and assign entries to proper accounts.

Hourly

$33.34

Regional

Salary

$69,350

Regional

 

Current Employment

8,450

Regional

 

Job Growth

2%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 8,450 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 13%.

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Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Human Resources Specialist

Similar Job Titles
Corporate Recruiter, Employment Coordinator, Employment Representative, Employment Specialist, Human Resources Coordinator, Human Resources HR Generalist, Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist), Personnel Coordinator, Recruiter, Technical Recruiter

Description
Perform activities in the human resource area. Includes employment specialists who screen, recruit, interview, and place workers.

Human Resources Specialists typically: Prepare or maintain employment records related to events, such as hiring, termination, leaves, transfers, or promotions, using human resources management system software.  Interpret and explain human resources policies, procedures, laws, standards, or regulations. Hire employees and process hiring-related paperwork.  Inform job applicants of details such as duties and responsibilities, compensation, benefits, schedules, working conditions, or promotion opportunities.  Address employee relations issues, such as harassment allegations, work complaints, or other employee concerns.

Hourly

$29.01

Regional

Salary

$60,350

Regional

Current Employment

3,420

Regional

Job Growth

11%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 3,420 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 11%.

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Learn more about a career as a Human Resources Specialist

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Business Manager

Similar Job Titles
Business Manager, Facilities Manager, Facility Manager, General Manager (GM), Operations Director, Operations Manager, Plant Manager, Plant Superintendent, Production Manager, Store Manager

Description
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.

Business Managers typically: Review financial statements, sales or activity reports, or other performance data to measure productivity or goal achievement or to identify areas needing cost reduction or program improvement.  Direct and coordinate activities of businesses or departments concerned with the production, pricing, sales, or distribution of products.  Direct administrative activities directly related to making products or providing services.  Prepare staff work schedules and assign specific duties.  Monitor suppliers to ensure that they efficiently and effectively provide needed goods or services within budgetary limits.

Hourly

$48.27

Regional

Salary

$100,410

Regional

Current Employment

17,570

Regional

Job Growth

16%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 17,570 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 16%.

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Learn more about a career as a Business Manager 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Construction Manager

Similar Job Titles
Concrete Foreman, Construction Area Manager, Construction Foreman, Construction Manager, Construction Superintendent, General Contractor, Job Superintendent, Project Executive, Project Manager, Project Superintendent

Description
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.

Construction Managers typically:  Confer with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, or design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, or construction problems.  Plan, schedule, or coordinate construction project activities to meet deadlines.  Prepare and submit budget estimates, progress reports, or cost tracking reports.  Inspect or review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes or other regulations.  Inspect or review projects to monitor compliance with environmental regulations.

Hourly

$43.93

Regional

Salary

$91,370

Regional

Current Employment

5,480

Regional

Job Growth

16%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 45,480 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 16%.

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Learn more about a career as a Construction Manager

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Law Firm Paralegal

Similar Job Titles
Certified Paralegal, Corporate Law Assistant, Law Associate, Legal Analyst, Legal Assistant, Litigation Paralegal, Paralegal, Paralegal Assistant, Paralegal Specialist, Real Estate Paralegal

Description
Assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action.

Law Firm Paralegals typically: Prepare affidavits or other documents, such as legal correspondence, and organize and maintain documents in paper or electronic filing system.  Prepare legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, contracts, and real estate closing statements.  Prepare for trial by performing tasks such as organizing exhibits.  Investigate facts and law of cases and search pertinent sources, such as public records and internet sources, to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.  Meet with clients and other professionals to discuss details of case.

Hourly

$24.24

Regional

Salary

$50,410

Regional

Current Employment

2,010

Regional

Job Growth

15%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 2,010 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 15%.

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Learn more about a career as a Law Firm Paralegal

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Real Estate Agent

Similar Job Titles
Associate Broker, Broker Associate, Broker in Charge, Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Broker Associate, Real Estate Salesperson, Realtor, Sales Agent

Description
Rent, buy, or sell property for clients. Perform duties, such as study property listings, interview prospective clients, accompany clients to property site, discuss conditions of sale, and draw up real estate contracts. Includes agents who represent buyer.

Real Estate Agent typically: Present purchase offers to sellers for consideration.  Act as an intermediary in negotiations between buyers and sellers, generally representing one or the other.  Compare a property with similar properties that have recently sold to determine its competitive market price.  Advise clients on market conditions, prices, mortgages, legal requirements and related matters.  Promote sales of properties through advertisements, open houses, and participation in multiple listing services.

Hourly

$22.11

Regional

Salary

$45,990

Regional

Current Employment

3,090

Regional

Job Growth

5%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 3,090 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 5%.

Visit the Real Estate Program webpage       

Learn more about a career as a Real Estate Agent

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Office Receptionist

Similar Job Titles
Clerk Specialist, Community Liaison, Front Desk Receptionist, Greeter, Member Service Representative, Office Assistant, Receptionist, Scheduler, Senior Receptionist, Unit Assistant

Description
Answer inquiries and provide information to the general public, customers, visitors, and other interested parties regarding activities conducted at establishment and location of departments, offices, and employees within the organization.

Office Receptionists typically: Operate telephone switchboard to answer, screen, or forward calls, providing information, taking messages, or scheduling appointments.  Greet persons entering establishment, determine nature and purpose of visit, and direct or escort them to specific destinations.  Schedule appointments and maintain and update appointment calendars.  Hear and resolve complaints from customers or the public.  File and maintain records.

Hourly

$13.65

Regional

Salary

$28,390

Regional

Current Employment

9,980

Regional

Job Growth

7%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 9,980 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 7%.

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Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Advertising

Similar Job Titles
Account Executive, Advertising Manager (Ad Manager), Advertising Sales Manager, Classified Advertising Manager, Communications Director, Communications Manager, Creative Services Director, Marketing and Promotions Manager, Promotions Director, Promotions Manager

Description
Plan, direct, or coordinate advertising policies and programs or produce collateral materials, such as posters, contests, coupons, or giveaways, to create extra interest in the purchase of a product or service for a department, an entire organization, or on an account basis.

Advertising Managers typically: Plan and prepare advertising and promotional material to increase sales of products or services, working with customers, company officials, sales departments, and advertising agencies. Inspect layouts and advertising copy and edit scripts, audio and video tapes, and other promotional material for adherence to specifications. Assist with annual budget development. Confer with department heads or staff to discuss topics such as contracts, selection of advertising media, or product to be advertised. Coordinate with the media to disseminate advertising.

Hourly

$51.03

Regional

Salary

$106,130

Regional

Current Employment

290

Regional

Job Growth

9%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 290 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 9%.

Visit the Marketing Program webpage     

Learn more about a career as an Advertising Manager 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Marketing Analyst

Similar Job Titles
Business Development Specialist, Client Service and Consulting Manager, Communications Specialist, Demographic Analyst, Market Analyst, Market Research Analyst, Market Research Consultant, Market Research Specialist, Market Researcher, Marketing Research Coordinator

Description
Research market conditions in local, regional, or national areas, or gather information to determine potential sales of a product or service, or create a marketing campaign. May gather information on competitors, prices, sales, and methods of marketing and distribution.

Marketing Analysts typically: Prepare reports of findings, illustrating data graphically and translating complex findings into written text.  Collect and analyze data on customer demographics, preferences, needs, and buying habits to identify potential markets and factors affecting product demand.  Conduct research on consumer opinions and marketing strategies, collaborating with marketing professionals, statisticians, pollsters, and other professionals.  Measure and assess customer and employee satisfaction.

Hourly

$30.40

Regional

Salary

$63,230

Regional

Current Employment

2,680

Regional

Job Growth

33%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 2,680 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 33%.

Visit the Marketing Program webpage     

Learn more about a career as a Marketing Analyst

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Marketing Manager

Similar Job Titles
Account Supervisor, Brand Manager, Business Development Director, Business Development Manager, Commercial Lines Manager, Market Development Executive, Marketing Coordinator, Marketing Director, Marketing Manager, Product Manager

Description
Plan, direct, or coordinate marketing policies and programs, such as determining the demand for products and services offered by a firm and its competitors, and identify potential customers. Develop pricing strategies with the goal of maximizing the firm's profits or share of the market while ensuring the firm's customers are satisfied. Oversee product development or monitor trends that indicate the need for new products and services.

Marketing Managers typically: Identify, develop, or evaluate marketing strategy, based on knowledge of establishment objectives, market characteristics, and cost and markup factors.  Formulate, direct, or coordinate marketing activities or policies to promote products or services, working with advertising or promotion managers.  Evaluate the financial aspects of product development, such as budgets, expenditures, research and development appropriations, or return-on-investment and profit-loss projections.  Develop pricing strategies, balancing firm objectives and customer satisfaction.  Compile lists describing product or service offerings.

Hourly

$63.57

Regional

Salary

$132,230

Regional

Current Employment

1,660

Regional

Job Growth

20%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 1,660 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 20%.

Visit the Marketing Program webpage    

Learn more about a career as a Marketing Manager

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Public Relations Specialist

Similar Job Titles
Account Executive, Communications Director, Communications Specialist, Corporate Communications Specialist, Media Relations Specialist, Public Affairs Specialist, Public Information Officer, Public Information Specialist, Public Relations Coordinator, Public Relations Specialist (PR Specialist)

Description
Engage in promoting or creating an intended public image for individuals, groups, or organizations. May write or select material for release to various communications media.

Public Relations Specialists typically:  Respond to requests for information from the media or designate an appropriate spokesperson or information source.  Write press releases or other media communications to promote clients.  Establish or maintain cooperative relationships with representatives of community, consumer, employee, or public interest groups.  Plan or direct development or communication of programs to maintain favorable public or stockholder perceptions of an organization's accomplishments, agenda, or environmental responsibility. Green Task Statement Study the objectives, promotional policies, or needs of organizations to develop public relations strategies that will influence public opinion or promote ideas, products, or services.

Hourly

$28.51

Regional

Salary

$59,300

Regional

Current Employment

1,260

Regional

Job Growth

11%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 1,260 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 11%.

Visit the Marketing Program webpage  

Learn more about a career as a Public Relations Specialist


Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Operations Manager

Similar Job Titles
Business Manager, Facilities Manager, Facility Manager, General Manager (GM), Operations Director, Operations Manager, Plant Manager, Plant Superintendent, Production Manager, Store Manager

Description
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.

Operations Managers typically:  Review financial statements, sales or activity reports, or other performance data to measure productivity or goal achievement or to identify areas needing cost reduction or program improvement.  Direct and coordinate activities of businesses or departments concerned with the production, pricing, sales, or distribution of products.  Direct administrative activities directly related to making products or providing services.  Prepare staff work schedules and assign specific duties.  Monitor suppliers to ensure that they efficiently and effectively provide needed goods or services within budgetary limits.

Hourly

$48.27

Regional

Salary

$59,300

Regional

Current Employment

17,570

Regional

Job Growth

16%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 17,570 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 16%.

Visit the Retail Management Program webpage      

Learn more about a career as an Operations Manager 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Sales Manager

Similar Job Titles
District Sales Manager, National Sales Manager, Regional Sales Manager, Sales and Marketing Vice President, Sales Director, Sales Manager, Sales Representative, Sales Supervisor, Sales Vice President, Store Manager

Description
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.

Sales Managers typically: Direct and coordinate activities involving sales of manufactured products, services, commodities, real estate or other subjects of sale.  Resolve customer complaints regarding sales and service.  Review operational records and reports to project sales and determine profitability.  Oversee regional and local sales managers and their staffs.  Determine price schedules and discount rates

Hourly

$58.20

Regional

Salary

$121,060

Regional

Current Employment

3,410

Regional

Job Growth

17%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 3,410 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 17%.

Visit the Retail Management Program webpage (link )    

Learn more about a career as a Sales Manager

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Purchasing Manager

Similar Job Titles
Category Purchasing Manager, Commodity Manager, Materials Director, Materials Manager, Procurement Director, Procurement Manager, Procurement Officer, Purchasing Director, Purchasing Supervisor, Strategic Sourcing Director

Description
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of buyers, purchasing officers, and related workers involved in purchasing materials, products, and services. Includes wholesale or retail trade merchandising managers and procurement managers.

Purchasing Managers typically: Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of buyers, purchasing officers, and related workers involved in purchasing materials, products, and services. Includes wholesale or retail trade merchandising managers and procurement managers.

Hourly

$55.65

Regional

Salary

$115,760

Regional

Current Employment

470

Regional

Job Growth

15%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 470 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 15%.

Visit the Retail Management Program webpage   

Learn more about a career as a Purchasing Manager

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.


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Degrees & Certificates in This Area of Study

 

Accounting (Associate of Applied Science)

Administrative Assistant (Skills Certificate)

Associate of Business

Bookkeeping (Certificate of Achievement)

Bookkeeping (Skills Certificate)

Business Management (Associate of Applied Science)

Business Management (Certificate of Achievement)

Computer Office Technology (Associate of Applied Science)

Computer Office Technology (Certificate of Achievement)

Marketing (Associate of Applied Science)

Office Assistant (Skills Certificate)

Paralegal Studies (Associate of Applied Science)

Paralegal Studies (Certificate of Achievement)

Project Management (Bachelor of Applied Science)

Real Estate (Associate of Applied Science)

Real Estate (Certificate of Achievement)

Real Estate (Skills Certificate)

Retail Management (Certificate of Achievement)

NOTE: Associate of Arts, Business, and Science degrees are intended for transfer to another NSHE institution. Associate of Applied Science degrees are for a specific occupation, intended to respond to the needs of the workforce and may transfer to a NSHE institution offering a Bachelor of Applied Science degree.