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Career Clusters  Management and Administration


Planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations.

Employment Outlook

Careers in this cluster fall into the business and financial; management; and office and administrative support occupational groups used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for occupational projections.

Business and Financial

Employment of business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 773,800 new jobs. Globalization, a growing economy, and a complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to continue to lead to strong demand for accountants and auditors. In addition, increasing usage of data and market research in order to understand customers and product demand, and to evaluate marketing strategies, will lead to growing demand for market research analysts.


Employment of management occupations is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations, which will result in about 807,300 new jobs. Employment growth is expected to be driven by the formation of new organizations and expansion of existing ones, which should require more workers to manage these operations.

Office and Administrative Support

Employment of office and administrative support occupations is projected to show little or no change from 2016 to 2026. Technology is expected to substitute or supplant some functions that workers in office and administrative support occupations do.


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