Making Connections.

Business is the backbone of California’s economy. Rapid technological advances and the globalization of financial markets around the globe will continue to drive a variety of new and exciting career opportunities in this sector for the foreseeable future. A degree or certificate from your local community college can catapult you into your new career.

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Careers in Business and Entrepreneurship

Businesses-big and small-start with a career education. Business and entrepreneurship sector grads are making their own way in these careers.

Professional, Technical & Scientific Services | Personal & Laundry Services | Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods | Food & Beverage Services | Administrative & Support Services | Specialty Trade Contractors | Building Construction | Repair & Maintenance | Clothing Stores

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Skills Gained

Get the critical knowledge and tools to succeed in a business and entrepreneurship career.

Opportunity Recognition | Social Awareness | Cultural Sensitivity | Creative Thinking | Time Management | Problem Solving | Interpersonal | Customer Service | Math | Strategic Planning | Organizational Tools | Management | Computer Proficiency | Office Dynamics | Organization

Earning Potential for Careers in Business and Entrepreneurship

Your Career Education in business and entrepreneurship opens doors to bigger opportunities, higher salaries, and more!

  • Accountants and Auditors: $52,674-$97,634
  • Advertising Sales Agents: $34,352-$78,292
  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks: $38,483-$60,369
  • Brokerage Clerks: $43,608-$58,621
  • First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers: $47,613-$76,978
  • Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists: $46,249-$86,428
  • Real Estate Sales Agents: $34,648-$100,957
  • Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive: $34,698-$54,866
  • Tax Preparers: $33,081-$81,910

After graduating from here, I already knew what I wanted to do. I feel very confident. It’s shaped me into the student that I am now. 

Future BUILT student

Business and Entrepreneurship Facts

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The LA/OC region has the largest number of small businesses and the highest total small business sales in the state.

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There are 30.7 million small businesses in the United States. Small businesses comprise 99.9% of all United States businesses.

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According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, military veterans are 45% more likely to start their own business, and one out of 10 small businesses in the U.S. are veteran-owned. That’s around 2.4 million businesses.

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