Most business specialists list "customer service," "business partners," and "business process" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important business specialist responsibilities here:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a business specialist. We found that 64.7% of business specialists have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 11.0% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most business 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 specialists were not college graduates.
Those business specialists who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or communication degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for business specialists include marketing degrees or finance degrees.
When you're ready to become a business specialist, you might wonder which companies hire business specialists. According to our research through business specialist resumes, business specialists are mostly hired by Apple, TD Bank Financial Group, and Boehringer Ingelheim. Now is a good time to apply as Apple has 183 business specialists job openings, and there are 13 at TD Bank Financial Group and 10 at Boehringer Ingelheim.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, business specialists tend to earn the biggest salaries at Microsoft, Dell, and BP America. Take Microsoft for example. The median business specialist salary is $127,511. At Dell, business specialists earn an average of $119,908, while the average at BP America is $114,117. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a business specialist include Apple, Verizon Communications, and JPMorgan Chase. These three companies were found to hire the most business specialists from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
The industries that business specialists fulfill the most roles in are the finance and technology industries. But the highest business specialist annual salary is in the technology industry, averaging $97,478. In the energy industry they make $86,254 and average about $84,547 in the telecommunication industry. In conclusion, business specialists who work in the technology industry earn a 49.3% higher salary than business specialists in the manufacturing industry.