Employment of business and financial occupations is pro- jected to grow 7 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations, adding about 715,100 new jobs. Including replacing workers who leave the field, about 980,200 openings will occur each year. Strong demand will exist for accountants, auditors, and market research analysts. Occupations in media and communication are projected to grow 6 percent, about as fast as the average for all occupations, resulting in about 68,600 new jobs. Demand for media and commu- nication occupations will arise from the need to create, edit, translate, and disseminate information through a variety of different platforms.

The median annual wage for business and financial occu- pations was $76,570, and for media and communication occupations, between $62,340 higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $41,950.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook

Career Experience & Exposure Opportunities

  • Chick-fil-A Leader Academy
  • James City County Youth Advisory Council & Teens Towards Success program
  • Business Explorers
  • DECA (Distributed Education Clubs of America) – for students interested in marketing, finance, hospitality, management, and entrepreneurship
  • FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)
  • Student Council Association
  • Internships, Cooperative Education & Job Shadows

Organization/club opportunities vary by school. See your Counselor for more information.