Business

Which pathways are offered?

  • Accounting—This pathway prepares students for careers that record, classify, summarize, analyze, and communicate a business's financial information and transactions for use in management decision-making. Accounting can include bookkeeping, systems design, analysis, and interpretation of accounting information.
  • Business Operations—This pathway prepares students to facilitate business operations through a variety of administrative and clerical duties including information and communication management, data processing and collection, and project tracking.
  • General Management—This pathway prepares students to lead and manage others, improve processes and policies, and manage a range of personnel issues and concerns while focusing on the bottom line.

What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*

Some of the jobs include:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Business Consultant
  • Office Manager
  • Accountant Executive
  • Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Bill and Account Collector
  • Benefits Specialist

What is the salary outlook?*

Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample salaries include:

  • Administrative Assistant—$38,880/year
  • Administrative Services Manager—$96,180/year
  • Benefits Specialist—$63,000/year
  • Accountant—$70,500/year
  • Bill and Account Collector—$36,020/year

*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Friday, April 12, 2019.

Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?

  • Microsoft Office certifications (up to four, each attainable in one semester)
  • The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Business Information Processing Exam
  • The NOCTI General Management Exam
  • The NOCTI Accounting Basic Exam
  • The NOCTI Accounting Advanced Exam
  • A*S*K Business Institute Fundamental Business Concepts Exam
  • A*S*K Business Institute Entrepreneurship/Management Exam