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Business is the backbone of California’s economy. In fact, between 2012-2022, employment in the business- and finance-related jobs is projected to grow 12.5 percent. 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!

  • Bookkeeping, Accounting & Auditing Clerks: $36,631 – $45,855
  • Sales Professional: $38,096 – $54,764
  • Office and Administrative Support Staff: $47,413 – $59,728
  • Insurance Sales Agents: $36,389 – $49,156
  • Loan Officers: $38,539 – $64,247
  • Executive Administrative Assistants: $53,925 – $66,149
  • Real Estate Sales Agents: $39,761 – $41,938
  • Financial Services Administrator: $86,102 – $114,827
  • Property Manager: $42,927 – $54,824
  • Training and Development Specialists: $50,523 – 68,574
  • Insurance Adjusters: $49,555 – $67,195

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 30.2 million small businesses in the United States. Small businesses comprise 99.9% of all United States businesses.

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Leadership skills developed in the military often provide a strong foundation for career success. Orange County veterans also have higher rates of employment than the national average in jobs related to business operations.

Orange County Community Colleges