Professional Services Industry Overview Part-time jobs or internships in professional services can be instrumental in gaining knowledge in the area of your expertise. Professional services include jobs that require special training & certification, such as accounting, bookkeeping, research architecture, engineering, counseling services and specialized design services. While most jobs in professional services require a bachelor’s degree or higher, there are internships and job opportunities for college students.
A job in professional services is challenging, with unending opportunities to grow. For example, a research assistant could be in charge of data collection and analysis of a Professor’s funded research project. A beginning architect could be employed at an architecture firm, attend planning meetings with clients, assist other clients and eventually take on more responsibility. A career in professional services involves working full-time, with overtime work closer to client-based deadlines.
Professional Services Salaries The medium annual wage for accountants was $68,460 in 2015, according to BLS. The medium annual wage for architects was $50,430, for lawyers $118,120 and $81,320 for management analysts.