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Business pathways involve careers in planning, oversight, and organizational tasks needed to run a business. This includes directing, maintaining, and evaluating business functions essential to run effective and productive operations. This youth apprenticeship occupational area focuses on two pathways:
Students can choose from two different occupational areas with options to specific pathways.
In this pathway, students will support organizations combining organizational and people skills using information processing and office technologies
In this pathway, students will support organizational management of employee hiring, benefit administration, payroll and general employee relations.
Below are some examples of career wages in each pathway. Visit the Occupational Employer Statistics page to find average wages for a specific occupation not listed.
Bill and Accounting Collectors: $42,540
Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks: $45,190
Financial Clerks, All Others: $37,960
Human Resources Assistant: $44,560
Office Clerks, General: $40,630
Receptionists and Information Clerks: $35,040
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants: $41,950
Labor Relations Specialist: $52,310
Legal Secretaries and Administrative Assistants: $45,960
Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants: $41,680
Training and Development Specialist: $68,190
Get started by talking to a school counselor, Youth Apprenticeship Local Coordinator, or Regional Coordinator about how to apply and obtain career materials (plans of study). Contact DWD Youth Apprenticeship Staff for general or statewide program information.
Business Administration Pathway