businessSouthwestern's Business Programs teach the baseline skills required for all professions! You get instruction in all the essential skills for all professional work.

Activities like communication, exploratory research, collaboration, and project management are the foundations. As you go further, you can learn the fundamental skills required for running a business – accounting, advertising, leadership, marketing, management, supervision, and using data for decisions.

 

 

This program trains you for all kinds of occupations focused on the process of "doing business". This area has the widest employment potential at all levels -- perfect for earning as you are learning!

Minimum Education Competitive Education Occupation (click on name for Oregon profile!) National Average Pathway Level
Bachelor Bachelor** Accountants and Auditors $68,150 Bachelor
Bachelor Bachelor Administrative Services Managers $90,050  
Bachelor Bachelor Advertising and Promotions Managers $100,810  
HS/GED Certificate** Advertising Sales Agents $50,380 27 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate $51,850  
HS/GED Certificate** Bill and Account Collectors $35,350 29 credits
HS/GED Certificate** Billing and Posting Clerks $36,150 14 credits
HS/GED Certificate** Brokerage Clerks $49,200 49 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Budget Analysts $73,840  
Bachelor Bachelor Business Operations Specialists, All Other $69,040  
Bachelor Bachelor Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products $58,430  
Bachelor Bachelor Chief Executives $181,210  
HS/GED Certificate Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $63,680  
Bachelor Bachelor Compensation and Benefits Managers $116,240  
Bachelor Bachelor Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialis $62,080  
Bachelor Bachelor Compliance Officers $66,540  
Bachelor Bachelor Computer and Information Systems Managers $135,800  
HS/GED Certificate Computer Operators $42,270  
HS/GED Certificate** Correspondence Clerks $36,370 29 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Cost Estimators $61,790  
HS/GED Certificate** Court, Municipal, and License Clerks $36,670 29 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Credit Analysts $69,930  
HS/GED Certificate** Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks $36,930 42 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Credit Counselors $44,380  
HS/GED Certificate** Customer Service Representatives $32,300 29 credits
HS/GED Certificate** Data Entry Keyers $30,100 16 credits
Associate Associate** Desktop Publishers $41,090 AAS
HS/GED Certificate** Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs $43,350 42 credits
HS/GED Certificate** Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative $55,860 42 credits
HS/GED Certificate** File Clerks $29,090 16 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Financial Analysts $81,760  
HS/GED Certificate** Financial Clerks, All Other $39,540 49 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Financial Examiners $79,280  
Bachelor Bachelor Financial Managers $121,750  
Bachelor Bachelor Financial Specialists, All Other $69,470  
HS/GED Some College First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers $60,560  
HS/GED Certificate** First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitor $38,190 19 credits
HS/GED Certificate** First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Servic $45,740 19 credits
HS/GED Certificate** First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $73,150 19 credits
HS/GED Certificate** First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrativ $54,340 19&27 cr
HS/GED Certificate** First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers $36,700 19 credits
HS/GED Some College First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $84,840  
HS/GED Certificate** First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating $57,780 19 credits
HS/GED Some College First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Worke $47,820  
HS/GED Certificate** First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers $39,040 19 credits
HS/GED Certificate** First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Mater $57,270 19 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Fundraisers $54,130  
Bachelor Bachelor** General and Operations Managers $99,310 Articulated
Associate Associate** Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Tim $39,020 AAS
Bachelor Bachelor Human Resources Managers $106,910  
Bachelor Bachelor Human Resources Specialists $59,180  
HS/GED Certificate** Information and Record Clerks, All Other $39,260 42 credits
HS/GED Certificate** Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks $38,430 29 credits
HS/GED Certificate** Insurance Sales Agents $49,990 27 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Insurance Underwriters $67,680  
HS/GED Certificate Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan $32,150  
Bachelor Bachelor Labor Relations Specialists $62,310  
HS/GED Certificate** Legal Secretaries $44,180 42 credits
HS/GED Certificate** Library Assistants, Clerical $25,220 16 credits
HS/GED Certificate** Loan Interviewers and Clerks $38,630 42 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Loan Officers $63,650  
Bachelor Bachelor Logisticians $74,170  
Bachelor Bachelor Management Analysts $81,330  
Bachelor Bachelor Managers, All Other $104,970  
Bachelor Bachelor** Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $62,560 Articulated
Bachelor Bachelor Marketing Managers $131,180  
HS/GED Certificate** Medical Secretaries $33,730 49 credit
Bachelor Bachelor Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners $47,350  
HS/GED Certificate** New Accounts Clerks $34,990 29 credits
HS/GED Certificate** Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Oth $34,020 29 credits
HS/GED Certificate** Office Clerks, General $30,580 16 credits
HS/GED Certificate** Order Clerks $33,370 29 credits
HS/GED Certificate** Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks $42,390 49 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Personal Financial Advisors $90,530  
HS/GED Certificate** Procurement Clerks $41,410 49 credits
HS/GED Certificate** Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks $46,760 42 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Proofreaders and Copy Markers $36,960  
Bachelor Bachelor Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $107,320  
Bachelor Bachelor Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and F $63,300  
HS/GED Certificate** Receptionists and Information Clerks $27,920 16 credits
HS/GED Certificate** Sales and Related Workers, All Other $37,190 27 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Sales Engineers $100,000  
Bachelor Bachelor Sales Managers $117,960  
HS/GED Certificate** Sales Representatives, Services, All Other $52,490 27 credits
HS/GED Certificate** Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing $57,140 27 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing $78,980  
HS/GED Certificate** Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except $34,820 42 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sa $67,310  
HS/GED Certificate** Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks $31,180 16 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Statistical Assistants $46,850  
Bachelor Bachelor Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents $52,060  
HS/GED Certificate** Tax Preparers $36,550 14 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Training and Development Specialists $59,020  
Bachelor Bachelor Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products $53,340  
HS/GED Certificate** Word Processors and Typists $38,740