Business, Marketing, and Finance
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Which pathways are offered?
Accounting and Financial Services — This pathway prepares students to examine, analyze, and interpret financial records; perform financial services; prepare financial statements; interpret accounting records; give advice; and audit and evaluate statements prepared by others.
Entrepreneurship— This pathway prepares students to plan, direct, and coordinate the management and operations of public or private sector organizations; formulate policies; manage daily operations; analyze management structures; and plan for the use of materials and human resources.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Examples of jobs include:
Bill and Account Collector
Customer Service Representative
Small Business Owner
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job, experience, and location but approximate sample salaries include:
- Benefits Specialist—$64,560/year
- Bill and Account Collector—$37,000/year
- Customer Service Representative—$34,710/year
Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
Intuit QuickBooks® certification
Microsoft Office certifications (up to four, each attainable in one semester)**
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*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school. Salaries vary depending on the job title, experience, and location. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Friday, April 9, 2021.
**Many Microsoft®️ Office certificates can be earned after completing one course. Other certificates require more classes to be better prepared, and students who participate in the program for at least two years will have further preparation for certification testing.