Business & Entrepreneurship Pathway

The Business & Entrepreneurship Pathway is focused primarily on careers with for profit companies.

  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Auditor
  • Banker
  • Economist
  • Finance Director
  • Insurance
  • Management
  • Market Analyst
  • Sales
Crest of Business and Entrepreneurship


Potential Career Opportunities 


Annual Salary: $39,000 - $73,000

MN Job Openings: Ten year growth--faster than average, Annual Openings--very high

Advise clients about their financial and tax needs, develop accounting or auditing system for firm or agency, determine how much tax is owed and prepare financial and tax statements, analyze business operations, trends, revenues, and costs, analyze financial data and records to be sure they follow legal and financial standards, enter financial information into recordkeeping and accounting systems.

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Annual Salary: $76,000 - $106,000

MN Job Openings: Ten year growth--much faster than average, Annual Openings--very few

Calculate how much insurance should cost, determine how much people should pay into their pension plans, advise companies on pension plans, insurance plans, and other complex technical matters, calculate death and accident rates, estimate rates of such things as disability and retirement, set insurance rates according to cost and competitors' rates, determine rates for paying out profits on investments.

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Annual Salary: $40,000 - $72,000

MN Job Openings: Ten year growth--average growth, Annual Openings--very high

Advise customers on bank services for their needs, manage customer bank accounts; open, close and oversee transactions, resolve issues with banking services and accounts, refer clients to inhouse financial experts, reach out to potential customers to generate new business, present financial products and services to existing and prospective customers, perform administrative duties.