Business Industry Overview Full-time business jobs are wide-ranging and evergreen for recent college graduates. A college graduate can be the next business analyst, budget analyst, real-estate appraiser or assessor, business manager, general manager, consultant, HR manager, business strategist or planner in companies that vary in size and specialization. It’s easy for college grads to find a full-time job in business, and it gives them a lot of opportunities to grow. For instance, a real-estate appraiser or assessor helps businesses find places to set up shop, purchase and/or sell it at a good price; with a median pay of $51,860 per year. Human resource specialists, who make around $58,350 a year, look into worker profiles, screening, interviews and placement. They may also be involved in employee relations and training.
The work-life balance in a business career can vary based on the position and nature of employment. It could involve general business hours or even some overtime work; but for those graduates with serious number-crunching, technical and reasoning skills, it can be very satisfying.
Common business job titles for entry-level business jobs include real-estate appraiser or assessor, healthcare managers, business development manager, business and management analysts.
Business Salaries The median annual salary for a business job was $65,710 in 2015, according to BLS. In other words, half of those in the business field earned more than $65,710 and half of them earned less. Management analysts earn an annual salary of $81,320, with the lowest 10 percent earning less than $45,970 and the highest 10 percent earning more than $150,220.