Guest Post by Abel Comstock- The number of candidates with bachelor’s degrees are about as common as high school graduates were, back in generations past. Job applicants who have bachelor’s degrees are now a dime a dozen; so it is time to stand up and step out from the others who are lining up for the same kind of job you’re interested in. Individuals who have a master’s degree are held in somewhat higher esteem by employers, because they are considered subject matter experts in whatever it is they studied. One master’s degree which is considered with utmost regard is the MBA degree. If you are mulling over the possibilities of earning your MBA, here are six careers this specialized master’s degree could give you a step ahead in.
What is a MBA Degree?
You may have heard the acronym “MBA” thrown around, on the job or perhaps in your undergraduate education. A MBA simply stands for a Master’s in Business Administration; employers are sometimes attracted to applicants who have earned their MBA and will put their resume above others who may be lacking this degree. In a MBA program, individuals will learn how to develop business plans, leadership skills, marketing techniques, the differences between macroeconomics and microeconomics, as well as how to open their own business. New graduates are qualified to search for mid-level to upper-level management positions, fresh out the door. This, again, puts MBA graduates ahead of the curb when it comes to their competition, who may have received only their bachelor’s degrees.
Start a Career in Marketing
A great aspect of the MBA degree is that it leads to nearly every industry that requires a person to have strong leadership and business management skills. One career path MBA graduates can go down is marketing. Just about every company needs a marketing executive who knows how to sell their products or services and draw in new customers. They also need to know how to keep the company looking fresh and attractive to their existing customers. Individuals can also apply for job positions at online marketing firms, which is a thriving industry to be in nowadays. Online marketing is the new wave of advertising and promoting businesses, since the world relies on the internet for nearly everything nowadays. It seems likely that print marketing might become obsolete, in the future and online marketing will totally take over.
Investigate Management Positions
There are thousands of businesses searching for an experienced and well-educated individual who has the skills and drive they need for their company to thrive and survive in a competitive marketplace. Even if you cannot find a high-level manager job immediately, middle management jobs pay well and it’ll help tide you over until you can find your dream job, as an executive of a large corporate organization. Also, students who have their MBA in project management can land a job as a manager in the retail industry, corporate organizations, nonprofits, governmental agencies, marketing companies and health care facilities. The job opportunities are practically endless, after earning a MBA
Start Your Own Business
Another way people use their MBA degree is to go into business for themselves. Starting a business is a rewarding but challenging experience, as people will learn everything they need to know to run a company from the ground-up.
Health Care Careers
Individuals who are switching careers, from working in a manufacturing managerial career to the health care field, can find work as a health administration manager or billing and insurance manager. These positions require individuals to have a MBA; they may require degrees in health care as well.
People who have developed sales skills can land high-paying jobs in the sales arena. If you become a sales manager, you’ll be managing a team of sales people in addition to earning commissions. This is a great way to earn a high-paying salary that also happens to have residual commissions.