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Career Paths for Business Majors

20 August 2015 By Emily Hohf

Business Major blog


At Pioneer Pacific College, we want to set you up for success. We strive to make sure that you can graduate from PPC with specific knowledge and skills to chase your dream career. There are many great opportunities available for students that are pursuing a business major through Pioneer Pacific College. We have researched a few options for you to consider on your path to discovering your perfect career.

Store Owner/Operator

The experienced median salary for a store owner is roughly $55,000 per year. Store operators work to develop strategies and initiatives to support the store in driving profits, and to create a desired structure and atmosphere. They often oversee store management and help maintain a consistent and pleasant environment for their staff. Store owners are good at strategic and organizational plans, problem-solving, organizing priorities and influencing positive engagement with their subordinates.

Financial Advisors

The median salary for a financial advisor is around $67,000 per year. Their job is to meet clients and help them organize their company’s or personal finances. It can entail creating a long-term financial strategy, or weighing assets and investments and considering new investment opportunities. Financial advisors are consulted if there is a financial emergency that requires the quick implementation of a fiscal strategy. Financial advisors are strategic thinkers, great with numbers, and can creatively solve problems. They also need to be able to explain things thoroughly and be sensitive to their clients needs.

Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistants on average earn $33,000 per year. Administrative assistants work with all levels of an organization providing support and keeping everything organized. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that administrative assistant roles will grow by 13.2% by 2022. Administrative assistants have to be able to juggle a variety of tasks, take initiative, and obtain long-term planning skills.

Loan Officers

Loan officers, at a median income, earn approximately $61,000 per year. Loan officers evaluate and authorize loans to individuals and companies. They typically work for banks, mortgage companies, and credit unions. Loan officers have to be good with numbers and logistics, and also have exceptional organizational skills. Strong interpersonal skills are also important as a loan officer. People who are borrowing money feel nervous, and it’s a loan officer’s job to help them feel at ease with their purchasing decision.


These are just a few of options for career paths to consider with your business degree from Pioneer Pacific College. With a little bit of research, you can discover a variety of different opportunities. Visit our career services website for more information and some tips for success in your job search!

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