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Business, Marketing, and Government Working in this sector involves management and administration, including the planning, directing, and evaluating of functions essential to efficient and productive operations in public and private sectors. Virtually every job can be found within business, marketing, and government, with many disciplines requiring specialized training, certification, or licensing in areas such as finance, securities, accountancy, information technology, human resources, and law. Jobs tend to be service-related, and a large percentage of workers are self-employed or work as consultants. Employees are often required to keep pace with the latest technologies, regulations, management, and production techniques. Business, marketing, and government jobs in Greater Phoenix are numerous and pay well. Fast-growing jobs in the private sector include sales and related occupations, while education is expected to add the most jobs in the public sector.

For anyone who plans to enter the job market in this field, a strong knowledge base in English and math, along with active listening, reading comprehension, and speaking skills, are a must. High school students should meet with an advisor/guidance counselor to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school classes in: • • • • • • • •

Accounting Business English Government JROTC Marketing Math Speech (Sources: O*Net 2012 and Arizona Tech Prep 2011)

Occupation

Annual Entry-Level Wage Range*

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants Retail Sales Supervisors Medical Secretaries

Typical Training Required

$23,400 - $29,200

On-the-Job or Community College Training

$31,310 - $36,300

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

$23,290 - $28,790

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

$25,240 - $27,490

On-the-Job or Community College Training Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2011

Program

College/Skill Center

Program

College/Skill Center

ACCOUNTING Business Administration, continued Accounting* Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella General Business Chandler-Gilbert, GateWay, Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Phoenix, Rio Salado, Rio Salado, Scottsdale, South Mountain, South Mountain Accounting – Specialized Para-Professional* Paradise Valley Import/Export Trade Paradise Valley Accounting Associate* Maricopa Skill Center International Business Paradise Valley Accounting Paraprofessional* Glendale International Trade Mesa Accounts Receivable/Payable Clerk * Maricopa Skill Center Bookkeeper/Account Clerk* Maricopa Skill Center HEALTH INFORMATICS Management of Clinical and Bioscience Informatics* GateWay Bookkeeping* Scottsdale Management of Clinical Information Technology* GateWay Microcomputer Accounting* Paradise Valley Management of Clinical Information Technology: Payroll Clerk* Maricopa Skill Center Clinical Technology Consulting* GateWay *Also in Finance Management of Clinical Information Technology: Health Information Technology Implementation BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Support* GateWay Business Mesa, Scottdale Business (Fastrack) Scottdale

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continued Program Health Informatics, continued Management of Clinical Information Technology: Health Information Technology Technical Support* Management of Clinical Information Technology: Health Information Technology Training* Management of Clinical Information Technology: Implementation Management* Management of Clinical Information Technology: Practice Workflow and Information Management Redesign* *Also in Information Technology GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Military Leadership Public Administration Public Works Leadership Tribal Development

College/Skill Center

GateWay GateWay GateWay

GateWay

Rio Salado Rio Salado Estrella Mountain Scottsdale

MANAGEMENT Business Management South Mountain General Business Specialized Paradise Valley Human Resources Management Phoenix Management Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale Management I Phoenix Management II Phoenix Middle Management Glendale, Paradise Valley Project Management Mesa Public Relations Glendale, Mesa Retail Management Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Salado, Scottsdale, South Mountain Retail Management and Marketing Scottsdale Retail Sales Manager Mesa Small Business Mesa Small Business Entrepreneurship Glendale, South Mountain Small Business Management Estrella Mountain, Scottsdale Small Business Start-Up Chandler-Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Salado, South Mountain Supervision Glendale Supervision and Management I South Mountain Supervision and Management II South Mountain

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Program

College/Skill Center

MARKETING Marketing Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale Marketing I Phoenix Marketing II Phoenix Salesmanship Mesa OFFICE OCCUPATIONS Administrative Assistant Administrative Office Professional

Maricopa Skill Center Paradise Valley

Administrative Professional Administrative Technology Business Technology Specialist Computer Applications Computer Software Applications Data Entry Clerk General Office Secretary Information Office Clerk Office Technology Receptionist Technology Support Analyst

Phoenix GateWay GateWay Phoenix Paradise Valley Estrella Mountain Estrella Mountain Maricopa Skill Center GateWay Estrella Mountain Mesa

TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT Automobile Insurance Claims: Customer Service Automobile Insurance: Customer Service Automobile Policy: Customer Service Broadband Telecommunications Broadband Telecommunications: Account Services Broadband Telecommunications: Field Operations Broadband Telecommunications: Tech. Support Svs. Customer Service Management Customer Service Representative Customer Service Representative for Retail Insurance-Customer Service Motor Vehicle: Customer Service Organizational Leadership Organizational Management Quality Customer Service Utilities Customer Service

Rio Salado Rio Salado Rio Salado Rio Salado Rio Salado Rio Salado Rio Salado Estrella Mountain Maricopa Skill Center Maricopa Skill Center Rio Salado Rio Salado Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Rio Salado Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Rio Salado Rio Salado Rio Salado

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