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Business, Management, Marketing, & Technology Pathway

Business Administration

What is Business Administration

Business administration is the process of managing every aspect of a business in order for it to maintain its growth or stability, depending on the overall goal of the owner or owners. Most companies have a dedicated group of administrators who work to ensure this takes place. Most also work to get to this point by setting up a hierarchy. This starts with lower management, and works its way through middle management to upper management.

Work Environment

The majority of business professionals work in offices and corporate buildings. Travel is often common in many of these positions, especially for third-party agencies or those working in sales departments.

How to Become a Business Administrator

Pursuing business administration courses and enrolling in business programs are often the first steps for individuals seeking a career in business administration.


The median annual wage of business administrators was $77,890 in May 2010.

Job Outlook

Employment of business administrators is expected to grow 15 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

Quick Facts: Business Administrators
2010 Median Pay $77,890 per year
Entry-Level Education Bachelor’s degree
On-the-job Training none
Number of Jobs, 2010 254,300
Job Outlook, 2010-20 15% growth rate

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