The Bottom Line on Business Careers: New Infographic from StraighterLine

Beth Dumbauld

By Jeffrey Simons

Did you know that in 2011, there were 836,493 students in the U.S. enrolled in undergraduate programs? Or that 168,415 students are going for their MBAs?

Whether you agree that “the business of America is business” or that “small business is the engine that drives our economy”, one thing is true: a business degree can be the key to your personal success. And even if you don’t pursue a full degree, taking business courses can give you an edge over your fellow employees in getting better pay and faster career advancement.

If you think about it, it makes sense that companies seek out and reward employees who understand how businesses work and are familiar with organizational behavior. That’s why business education tends to focus on business ethics, how to manage workers, and how to improve the bottom line by lowering costs and increasing productivity. What company wouldn’t want an employee who understands how to make them more profitable?

For a quick snapshot of business education, take a look at the infographic below. We’ve put together some fun facts, some interesting history, and some surprising job projections. For instance, which jobs do you think are projected to grow faster between 2010 and 2020: Personal Financial Advisors or Meeting Convention & Event Planners? Find out for yourself below.

And if you’re interested in finding out more about how StraighterLine can help you get started on your promising future in business, visit our sections on online business courses and business degrees.

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