Let's Explore Business, Management and Administration!

Welcome to the Business, Management, and Administration Pathway

Explore careers that focus on managing business operations, providing administrative support, and ensuring efficient organizational functioning. This pathway prepares students for diverse roles from customer service to operations management, equipping them with the skills necessary to thrive in a business environment.

Careers Within the Industry

Explore careers that focus on managing business operations, providing administrative support, and ensuring efficient organizational functioning. This pathway prepares students for diverse roles from customer service to operations management, equipping them with the skills necessary to thrive in a business environment.

Customer Service Representatives

Customer Service Representatives interact with customers to handle complaints, process orders, and provide information about products and services.

Accountants

Accountants prepare and examine financial records, ensuring their accuracy and that taxes are paid properly and on time. They assess financial operations and help ensure organizations run efficiently.

Human Resource Specialists

Human Resource Specialists recruit, screen, interview, and place workers. They handle employee relations, compensation, benefits, and training.

Operations Managers

Operations Managers plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources.

Office Clerks

Office Clerks perform a variety of clerical tasks such as answering telephones, bookkeeping, typing or word processing, and filing.

Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs develop new business opportunities, create business plans, secure funding, and manage new ventures. They bring innovation and creativity to the business world.

Office Clerks

Office Clerks perform a variety of clerical tasks such as answering telephones, bookkeeping, typing or word processing, and filing.

Mail Carriers

Mail Carriers deliver mail to homes and businesses, sort mail for delivery, and collect outgoing mail along their routes.

Business and Management Careers in Action

Natalie Millar is the CEO of Terminal Gravity Brewing in Enterprise, Oregon, managing the small town’s popular brewery and supporting a staff of over 60 people. Her primary focus is working to build a strong company culture.

John Kish is a horticulturist and owner of Somewhere That’s Green, an indoor plant shop in Bend, Oregon. He educates people about greenery and connects customers with plants. He also directs community theater initiatives.

Is This Career Path Right for You?

If you enjoy working with numbers and detailed information, planning your work and following instructions, working with computer programs, or being a leader in a group, a career in Business, Management, and Administration might be perfect for you. This pathway is ideal for those who are tactful, patient, organized, responsible, and practical and logical.

Essential Interests:

  • Enjoy working with numbers and detailed information
  • Interested in planning work and following instructions
  • Passionate about working with computer programs
  • Like being a leader in a group

Essential Skills:

  • Strong tact and patience
  • Organizational and responsibility skills
  • Practical and logical thinking

Essential Knowledge:

  • Understanding of accounting and math
  • Knowledge of English and business
  • Familiarity with economics and information technology

Career Planning Action Plan​

Get prepared for a career in business and management!

STEP 1: start by taking classes in any of the following subject areas:

  • Accounting: learn the basics of financial record keeping and financial statement preparation.
  • Math: develop skills in numerical analysis and problem-solving.
  • English: improve written and verbal communication skills.
  • Economics: gain an understanding of economic principles and their application in business.
  • Business: learn about business operations, management, and entrepreneurship.

STEP 2: explore and plan your career path:

  • Meet with your advisor to discuss your interests.
  • Identify relevant classes and dual-credit opportunities.
  • Explore community activities for skill-building.
  • Research jobs on the Quality Info Website.

STEP 3: assess and refine your career goals:

  • Create a career and college plan with your advisor.
  • Complete the interest profile, skills assessment, and reality check on the Oregon CIS Website.
  • Watch Career Journey Videos to gain insights from industry professionals.

Meet Sassy, Your Career Exploration Guide

Sassy helps Oregon middle and high school students explore career and trade pathways.

Business and Management in Oregon

Career Planning

High-demand Jobs in Oregon

Here are three careers in high demand right now in Oregon.

Stockers and Order Fillers

Education: High School Diploma

Annual Average Wage: $34,800

Duties: Receive, store, and issue sales floor merchandise, materials, equipment, and other items from stockroom, warehouse, or storage yard to fill shelves, racks, tables, or customers’ orders.

Why it's in demand: The increase in retail and online shopping has heightened the need for workers who can manage inventory and ensure efficient order fulfillment.

General Office Clerks

Education: High School Diploma to Associate’s Degree

Annual Average Wage: $40,300

Duties: Clerical duties may include a combination of answering telephones, bookkeeping, typing or word processing, stenography, office machine operation, and filing.

Why it's in demand: As businesses grow, the need for office clerks to handle essential administrative tasks remains steady, ensuring smooth operations.

General Operations Managers

Education: Associate’s Degree to Bachelor’s Degree

Annual Average Wage: $123,080

Duties: Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations.

Why it's in demand: Effective management is crucial for organizational success, making operations managers highly sought after to oversee and coordinate complex business activities.

Essential Student Links for Further Exploration

Career OneStop

Career OneStop Take this 30-question interest assessment to help you match your interests with exciting careers.

Link to Interest Assessment | Career OneStop
Career Journeys

Career Journeys Watch young Oregonians in high-demand trades share their career journeys and give you a window into their workday.

Watch the Career Journeys Stories
Oregon Career Pathways

Oregon Career Pathways: Explore career pathways through the Oregon Employment Department to understand the education and training needed for different occupations. Learn which jobs are in highest demand and what they pay.

Oregon Career Pathways
Oregon Department of Education Career Exploration

Community & Workforce Training: The Business and Management Career Learning Area focuses on the business and entrepreneurial needs of Oregon’s students as they prepare to enter and succeed in the world of business. The careers in this area span virtually every industry in the world.

Oregon Department of Education Business and Management Page
The Oregon Career Information System (CIS)

The Oregon Career Information System (CIS): provides a system of occupational and educational information to help Oregonians learn about the world of work and education. We work with schools, colleges, social agencies, and businesses who provide career guidance and employee development services. They use CIS products with their students, clients, customers, and employees to assist them with the process of career planning or career transition.

The Oregon Career Information System (CIS)

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