Business Career Information

Business Career Information

Is getting a Business Degree in Santa Rosa a good idea?

As information and service industries in California continue to expand, the responsibilities and demands of graduates from business programs become increasingly specialized. People who earn a certification in a specialized administration program can have long and rewarding careers in California.

What are my options once I graduate from a Business program in Santa Rosa?
Students who graduate from the Empire College business management and administration programs in Santa Rosa have extensive opportunities in virtually any industry, and there can be considerable potential for advancement.

Enrolling in a business program is also a great way to boost your practical communication skills for any other position that opens up. A good administrative assistant is project manager, part PR representative, part technical liaison. So when other positions in various sectors of an office open up, a graduate of a good administrative degree program will many times have the baseline qualifications for these positions.

After graduating from my Specialized Business degree program, will it be difficult to get a job in California?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of secretaries and administrative assistants is projected to grow by 11 percent from 2008-2018.*

Employment growth will be especially strong in the healthcare and social assistance industry.  Opportunities will also be good for those with extensive knowledge of computer software applications.

Empire College is also approved as a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) testing center for Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint. These certification exams in California are available to the public on an appointment basis by calling 707-546-4000. Validate your skill with the credentials needed to prove you know how to use Microsoft Office applications efficiently and productively.

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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos151.htm

Sonoma County occupational guide link for administrative assistants http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/occguides/Detail.aspx?Soccode=436011&Geography=0601000000