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A Business Administration Degree for a Future Journalist

Morgan McLaughlinWritten by:  Morgan Mclaughlin

At this very moment, loads of high school seniors are having thoughts run around in their jam packed brains. Infused with homework, tests, projects, and social life. Well, for starters, BREATHE! It may seem all too stressful now and for some, it may take an extra year or 4 to figure out which direction you want to take. For me, it took a year and a half to finally realize what I wanted to do.

During my time off I worked at a job that was just enough for me to fulfill my “needs” (clothing, makeup, movies, or dinner with friends.) I thought to myself, “Do I want this for the rest of my life?” I couldn’t stand the thought of “just getting by.” I wanted to make something of myself. I jumped from idea to idea about what type of career I would go into, for example: a dentist, doctor, lawyer; the obvious money makers. As time flew by like a race car, I always thought “yes this will make me money, but will I be happy?” Never once did I forget about my love for fashion, though right now I may not become a designer; I discovered many other options to dive into.

Another interest I included in my musing was the fact that I absolutely and wholeheartedly am obsessed with writing. Now I didn’t want to be just a book writer (although I wouldn’t turn down that option) I wanted to stick to the fashion industry. So I started to think, why not be a journalist for a world renowned fashion magazine such as Marie Claire, Vogue, Elle, or Cosmopolitan. I would get to go to fashion shows, interview designers and models, or interview celebrities about their upcoming albums or movies. It was all so exciting for me and deep down I felt a real connection to it all.

While searching around for what schools to apply to, I stumbled upon the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology. At first I was going enroll in the Communications degree because it possessed everything that I wanted, but unfortunately that degree was put on hold due to low enrollments. However, I did choose to enter the Business Administration degree program. The reasons I choose this option were

  1. I didn’t want to be out of school for another 6 months to a year, and
  2. Having a business degree can’t hurt in my career path.

Just because I want to be a journalist, doesn’t mean I can’t obtain knowledge in the business aspect of my chosen career. Understanding the business side of journalism will open more doors for me throughout my career. Actually no matter what your path to your future job or career, having a business degree will be the icing on the cake.

I am now seven weeks into my first year here at P.I.T. and I absolutely love it! I am learning a lot, even though at times I get frustrated and sometimes don’t understand everything, I know I seriously try and with that, I do obtain great results. My instructors are superb and really make me excited for the class. In addition to my education success so far, when I heard about a position as a social media writer I was beyond ecstatic! To find the job I am going to school for at the age of 19…I was speechless! I’m so thankful and blessed that this happened for me.

So what I’m really trying to say to anyone who reads this post is that you should come check out P.I.T. You won’t regret it!

Business Administration Assoicate Degree Career Opportunities

Obtaining an associate’s degree in business administration can be very beneficial. Not only can this type of degree increase one’s pay but it can also open doors to numerous types of careers.

In order to obtain such a degree, a student will need to have good communication skills, be able to make good decisions as well have superb organizational abilities.

Below is a list of several careers in which a person could find their self in after completing an associate’s degree program in business administration (all salary estimates are obtained from the MARYLHURST UNIVERSITY website):

- Accountant: A person who becomes an accountant usually spends much of his or her time maintaining public financial records as well as editing and reporting them. The average salary of an accountant ranges between $37,335 to $51,137.

- Agency Underwriter: A person who becomes an agency underwriter usually spends their working hours selling commercial insurance products as well as insurance policies for small businesses. The average salary of an agency underwriter ranges between $43,490 to $76,700.

- Banker: A person who becomes a banker usually monitors financial activities as well as manages customer relationships between banks, customers, corporate customers, and more. The average salary of a banker ranges between $29,736 to $42,969.

- Bookkeeper: A person who becomes a bookkeeper tends to perform tasks relating to managing financial records and performing basic accounting duties. The average salary of a bookkeeper ranges between $32,853 to $42,664.

- Business Risk Consultant: A person who becomes a business risk consultant helps businesses identify internal problems such as corporate threats. The average salary of a business risk consultant ranges between $64,000 to $95,000.

- Construction Manager: A person who becomes a construction manager carries out duties that relate to planning, developing, and coordinating construction projects for either residential or commercial purposes or sometimes both. The average salary of a construction manager ranges between $ 56,083 to $104,108.

- Event Manager: A person who becomes an event manager spends his or her working hours planning and coordinating special events, seminars, fundraisers, and more. The average salary for an event manager ranges between $37,662 to $57,059.

P.I.T. offers Associate’s Degree In Business Administration in Philadelphia.

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