FINANCE AND BUSINESS SERVICES

Business and Finance

DO YOU THINK YOU’RE AN ENTREPRENEUR? DO YOU LIKE TO SAVE MONEY?

Maybe a career in Business and Finance is for you.

What is it?

Business Administration is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of business organizations, whether managing the company, overseeing administration, or helping support the business. Finance is in the business of money, whether it’s the finance department within a company, banks loaning money to individuals or businesses, or financial service companies helping you manage your money.

What will I do?

Owners and general managers oversee the business day-to-day, decide what products to make, and how to run their business more efficiently. As an accountant or bookkeeper, you will keep track of invoices, payments and revenue. Human resource and training professionals make sure employees are working to their fullest potential. Administrative assistants take on the support tasks that free-up time and make a company run smoothly.

Leads to these jobs:

  • Accountant
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Bank Teller
  • Financial Planner
  • General Manager
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Insurance Claims Clerk
  • Loan Office
  • Operations Management
  • Training Supervisor

Is this for me?

  • Strong math skills
  • Good communicator
  • Persuasive
  • Detailed oriented
  • Project management skills

Employer Spotlight: Joliet Bank & Trust

The Joliet Bank & Trust is a locally-managed community bank, serving local customers and businesses in the Joliet area. We believe there’s a need for a true community bank, where we know our customers by name, care about local businesses, and invest in the local neighborhood. As part of the larger Wintrust Community Bank family serving over 150 communities around the Chicagoland area, we are looking to hire entrepreneurial, customer-focused, and team-oriented employees.

In-Demand Occupations in Illinois

Retail Sales Supervisor

  • Education Level: Associate Degree
  • Median Salary: $25,797
  • Job Growth Over Next 10 Years: 3%
  • Job Openings Projected Over Next 10 Years: 56,160

Assistant Store Manager

  • Education Level: Associate Degree
  • Median Salary: $50,961
  • Job Growth Over Next 10 Years: 3%
  • Job Openings Projected Over Next 10 Years: 56,150

Store Manager

  • Education Level: Associate Degree
  • Median Salary: $54,803
  • Job Growth Over Next 10 Years: 1%
  • Job Openings Projected Over Next 10 Years: 44,490

Supervisor

  • Education Level: Associate Degree
  • Median Salary: $54,803
  • Job Growth Over Next 10 Years: 1%
  • Job Openings Projected Over Next 10 Years: 44,490

Business Operations Specialist

  • Education Level: Associate Degree
  • Median Salary: $61,997
  • Job Growth Over Next 10 Years: 7%
  • Job Openings Projected Over Next 10 Years: 55,720

Sales Support Supervisor

  • Education Level: Associate Degree
  • Median Salary: $66,186
  • Job Growth Over Next 10 Years: 3%
  • Job Openings Projected Over Next 10 Years: 10,690

Source – Illinois Department of Employment Security, 2019

BUSINESS, FINANCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY @ JJC

The Business Administration program at JJC is taught by faculty who understand that every business and non-profit organization values an employee who has a working knowledge of all the disciplines of a business operation.

Learn more at www.jjc.edu/academics

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURSUING BUSINESS AND FINANCE

talk to your school counselor or teachers about what next steps to take.

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