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You tend to be outgoing, analytical, goal-oriented, organized and driven to take a big idea and make it profitable.

 Many careers in manufacturing and related businesses combine skills in more than one area. For example, an industrial engineer needs to be creative and have scientific skills, plus do a job that requires hands-on activities.  

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MANAGEMENT

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Information Technology

Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are expected to add about 488,500 new jobs, from about 3.9 million jobs to about 4.4 million jobs from 2014 to 2024, in part due to a greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, more everyday items becoming connected to the Internet in what is commonly referred to as the “Internet of things,” and the continued demand for mobile computing.

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Careers in the Information Technology Field (from the Bureau of labor Statistics)

COMPUTER AND INFORMATION RESEARCH SCIENTISTS invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology. They study and solve complex problems in computing for business, medicine, science, and other fields.

COMPUTER NETWORK ARCHITECTS design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and intranets. These networks range from small connections between two offices to next-generation networking capabilities such as a cloud infrastructure that serves multiple customers.

 

CAREERS FOR BUSINESS

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

BUSINESS &

FINANCIAL

MANAGEMENT

HUMAN RESOURCES

Information Technology data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are expected to add about 488,500 new jobs, from about 3.9 million jobs to about 4.4 million jobs from 2014 to 2024, in part due to a greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, more everyday items becoming connected to the Internet in what is commonly referred to as the “Internet of things,” and the continued demand for mobile computing.

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COMPUTER NETWORK ARCHITECTS design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and intranets. These networks range from small connections between two offices to next-generation networking capabilities such as a cloud infrastructure that serves multiple customers.

INFORMATION SECURITY ANALYSTS plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. Their responsibilities are continually expanding as the number of cyberattacks increases.

SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.

WEB DEVELOPERS design and create websites. They are responsible for the look of the site. They are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects, such as its performance and capacity, which are measures of a website’s speed and how much traffic the site can handle. In addition, web developers may create content for the site.

COMPUTER SYSTEMS ANALYSTS  study an organization’s current computer systems and procedures and design information systems solutions to help the organization operate more efficiently and effectively. They bring business and information technology (IT) together by understanding the needs and limitations of both.

COMPUTER SUPPORT SPECIALISTS provide help and advice to people and organizations using computer software or equipment. Some, called computer network support specialists, support information technology (IT) employees within their organization. Others, called computer user support specialists, assist non-IT users who are having computer problems.

COMPUTER AND INFORMATION RESEARCH SCIENTISTS invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology. They study and solve complex problems in computing for business, medicine, science, and other fields.

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BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Employment of business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations, adding about 632,400 new jobs. A stronger regulatory environment is driving the demand for more accountants and auditors who prepare and examine financial documents.

BOOKKEEPING, ACCOUNTING, AND AUDITING CLERKS produce financial records for organizations. They record financial transactions, update statements, and check financial records for accuracy.

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES  interact with customers to handle complaints, process orders, and provide information about an organization’s products and services.

RECEPTIONISTS / OFFICE CLERKS perform administrative tasks, such as answering phones, receiving visitors, and providing general information about their organization to the public and customers.

SECRETARIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS perform clerical and administrative duties. They organize files, prepare documents, schedule appointments, and support other staff.

BUYERS AND PURCHASING AGENTS  buy products and services for organizations to use or resell. They evaluate suppliers, negotiate contracts, and review the quality of products.

COMPENSATION, BENEFITS, AND JOB ANALYSIS SPECIALISTS  conduct an organization’s compensation and benefits programs. They also evaluate position descriptions to determine details such as a person’s classification and salary.

COST ESTIMATORS collect and analyze data in order to estimate the time, money, materials, and labor required to manufacture a product, construct a building, or provide a service. They generally specialize in a particular product or industry.

BUDGET ANALYSTS help public and private institutions organize their finances. They prepare budget reports and monitor institutional spending.

FINANCIAL ANALYSTS provide guidance to businesses and individuals making investment decisions. They assess the performance of stocks, bonds, and other types of investments

ACCOUNTANTS AND AUDITORS prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. Accountants and auditors assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently.

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MANAGEMENT data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Employment of management occupations is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations, which will result in about 505,400 new jobs. Employment growth will be driven by the formation of new organizations and expansion of existing ones, which will require more workers to manage these operations. 

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION MANAGERS oversee the daily operations of manufacturing and related plants. They coordinate, plan, and direct the activities used to create a wide range of goods, such as cars, computer equipment, or paper products.

PURCHASING MANAGERS plan, direct, and coordinate the buying of materials, products, or services for wholesalers, retailers, or organizations. They oversee the work of procurement-related occupations including buyers and purchasing agents.

SALES MANAGERS direct organizations' sales teams. They set sales goals, analyze data, and develop training programs for organizations’ sales representatives.

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGERS plan, direct, and coordinate programs to enhance the knowledge and skills of an organization’s employees. They also oversee a staff of training and development specialists.

TOP EXECUTIVES devise strategies and policies to ensure that an organization meets its goals. They plan, direct, and coordinate operational activities of companies and organizations.

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HUMAN RESOURCES data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Human Resources Specialists are responsible for recruiting, screening, interviewing and placing workers. They may also handle employee relations, payroll and benefits and training. Human Resources Managers plan, direct and coordinate the administrative functions of an organization.

HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALISTS recruit, screen, interview, and place workers. They often handle other human resources work, such as those related to employee relations, compensation and benefits, and training.

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGERS plan, direct, and coordinate the administrative functions of an organization. They oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff; consult with top executives on strategic planning; and serve as a link between an organization’s management and its employees.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS MANAGERS plan, develop, and oversee programs to determine how much an organization pays its employees and how employees are paid. Benefits managers plan, direct, and coordinate retirement plans, health insurance, and other benefits that an organization offers its employees.

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGERS plan, direct, and coordinate programs to enhance the knowledge and skills of an organization’s employees. They also oversee a staff of training and development specialists.

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