Business, Management, & Administration

In New Mexico, we are likely to see moderate new job growth in the Business, Management, and Administration career cluster in the next decade. Since almost any workplace benefits from strong leadership and organizational support, business and management occupations exist in all industries. Many of us value the peace of mind that comes from knowing that we have other options if we lose our current jobs. More than most clusters, business administration includes careers that move relatively easily from one industry or location to another. Recently, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics listed a dozen careers that offer this kind of flexibility. The list included occupations from business management:

  • Customer service representatives
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive
  • General and operations managers
  • General office clerks
  • Accountants and auditors
  • Management analysts
  • Financial managers
  • Human resources specialists
  • Sales managers

Work environments match the functions of specific businesses. While desk jobs with no schedules are typical, business and management workers in industries like transportation and construction may have variable schedules and need to travel to jobsites or work in the outdoors. Educational backgrounds for these jobs range from high school through bachelor’s degrees. Places offering employment include but are not limited to corporate and regional management offices federal, state and local governments; temporary service agencies; banks; and public colleges and universities.