Many people choose to study Administration to keep their options as wide as possible, as the skillset can be applied to hundreds of different industries.
Business administration is the backbone of any company, large or small. Your work behind the scenes makes the business tick, and your boss is likely to consider you as their right hand. In this job, it will be up to you to come up with ways to make the business run better, with many opportunities to be innovative, creative and put your entrepreneur hat on.
The beauty of business administration is that the skills you learn make you invaluable in any office setting, so from casual to corporate you can work nearly anywhere. Even better news is that popular jobs in the sector, such as office managers and personal assistants have seen a growth of over 51% in the last five years and are set to grow to almost 250,000 jobs in Australia by 2018.
Salaries in business administration vary depending on both your sector and position, with a median pay of $53,000 while senior managers can expect something around the $87,000 mark.
You’ll be suited to this career path if:
However, this career may not be the right option for you if:
You get to wear lots of different hats in this profession. We'll help you to develop the fundamental skills required, including:
Truly great team leaders are highly valued in business, so it becomes a skillset you can adapt and use across many industries and environments. Additionally, the corporate ladder can be quite lengthy; once you achieve a team leader or management role in your own department, aim big. There’s no reason you can’t go all the way to C-level positions – CEO, CFO, CMO etc.
There’s also one more important place your management skills could be vital – your own business. Channel your inner entrepreneur and become your own manager for the opportunity to make for a truly great career.
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