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Business Is High Wage, In-Demand Featured

    U.S. News & World Report says it best: “Business jobs are more than cubicle farms, suits and 9-to-5 schedules” (Best Jobs, 2019). MBA Research continues to conduct research on not only the business careers that are high wage, in-demand but also the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in business careers.

    Data isn’t the whole story as we all know that the relationships and opportunities our business administration teachers provide students are critical to their future success, but data is an important part of the story. 

    Careers In-Demand

    These are just a few examples of the many high wage, in-demand business careers.  The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) is a great resource when conducting your own research.

    Career* Projected Jobs Median Salary
    Financial Manager 108,600 $125,080
    Operations Research Analyst 31,300 $81,390
    Business Operations Manager 205,200 $100,410
    Market Research Analyst 138,300 $63,230
    Accountant 139,900 $69,350

    Bureau of Labor and Statistics data as reported by U.S. News & World Report

    Business Skills In-Demand

    Additionally, across the business administration career clusters of Business Management, Finance, and Marketing, our research with C-suite level executives in Idaho, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin has identified the following trends:

    • Evolving technologies including AI, changing role of human capital and automated transactions (students need to have basic tech skills)
    • Big data is driving decision making.  The emphasis is to ensure that students know how to gather data, analyze it, and tell the story behind it to others
    • Globalization – the need to understand cultural diversity, cultural sensitivity, regulations and geopolitical forces. 


    MBA Research continues to conduct primary and secondary research to ensure that your students are ready to enter the workforce. Our standards are driven by business and industry and are free to any state or local education institute interested in building a high quality business administration program.  Let us know how we can help as you begin to work with your local districts on the local needs assessment.