Most business development specialists list "work ethic," "crm," and "customer service" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important business development specialist responsibilities here:
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After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a business development specialist. We found that 72.7% of business development specialists have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 11.1% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most business development specialists have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every eight business development specialists were not college graduates.
Those business development specialists who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or marketing degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for business development specialists include communication degrees or finance degrees.
Once you're ready to become a business development specialist, you should explore the companies that typically hire business development specialists. According to business development specialist resumes that we searched through, business development specialists are hired the most by Oracle, Randstad North America, Inc., and Deloitte. Currently, Oracle has 187 business development specialist job openings, while there are 128 at Randstad North America, Inc. and 34 at Deloitte.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, business development specialists tend to earn the biggest salaries at Corsair, SeaChange International, and Cisco. Take Corsair for example. The median business development specialist salary is $104,377. At SeaChange International, business development specialists earn an average of $101,426, while the average at Cisco is $98,530. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
View more details on business development specialist salaries across the United States.
If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at IBM, Oracle, and Staples. These three companies have hired a significant number of business development specialists from these institutions.
In general, business development specialists fulfill roles in the technology and professional industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the business development specialist annual salary is the highest in the finance industry with $63,094 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the technology and telecommunication industries pay $61,024 and $59,852 respectively. This means that business development specialists who are employed in the finance industry make 16.0% more than business development specialists who work in the construction Industry.