Top graduates with Master of Business Administration degrees used to have the world at their fingers. Until the last few years, the opportunities for these students in finance, business, government and the nonprofit world were seemingly endless. Then the financial crisis hit and even MBA students were affected.
Things may be turning around, however. According to U.S. News and World Report, the job outlook for MBA graduates has improved from last year, although the search could still take some time.
If you are starting your search, here are 10 jobs worth researching:
What they do: Monitor trends for new products and services and work to promote an organization's products and services.
What they earn: $108,580
What they do: Asses the value of stocks, bonds, commodities and other investments and advise people and organizations on what moves to make.
What they earn: $73,150
What they do: Establishe an organization's goals and policies, meet with other executives and oversee budgets and resources.
What they earn: $158,560
What they do: Live a risky business life buying and selling stocks, bonds and options.
What they earn: $96,000 (Average starting salary.)
What they do: Help organizations of all sizes with restructuring, eliminating duplicate jobs and developing strategies for new markets.
What they earn: $73,570
What they do: Sell life, property, health, automotive and other types of insurance, working as an independent broker or for an insurance company.
What they earn: $45,430
What they do: Establish sales quotas, territories and goals, train sales representatives and monitor performance.
What they earn: $60,730 to $82,880 (Median salaries for non-retail sales managers.)
What they do: Manage the general operations of the hotel, including setting room rates and establishing credit policy.
What they earn: Dependent on hotel size and sales volume.
What they do: Analyze financial information for companies, individual clients, governments, ensure financial records are kept and taxes are paid on time.
What they earn: $59,430
What they do: Assess the financial needs of individuals, set goals, and assist them with investments and tax laws.
What they earn: $69,050
Note: Earnings listed represent the most recent average or median salary information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and CBSalary.com, unless otherwise noted.
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