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Career Opportunities with a Major in Marketing

Marketing careers are challenging and rewarding in a field requiring an in-depth knowledge of products, services, and modern information technology. Marketing is a people-oriented profession encompassing all types of for-profit companies. Since today's competition is creating a greater demand for marketing and promotional efforts, the growth rate of the field is expected to increase. People who are successful in marketing are creative, highly motivated, flexible, and decisive. They also have the ability to communicate persuasively both in speaking and in writing. Career opportunities exist in advertising, distribution, industrial / consumer sales, marketing management, marketing research, product management, retailing, and sales management.

Skills Related To Marketing

  • Ability to persuade and influence others

  • Ability to conduct and apply results of consumer research

  • Sound decision-making abilities, knowledge of marketing techniques and consumer needs

  • Proficient in oral and written communications with ability to explain products and data to others

  • Innovation and creativity


Potential Careers Related To Marketing

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The following list is a representative sample of job titles for individuals with a marketing major. The list represents some, but certainly not all, careers which marketing majors may consider.

Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelor's degree.

Account Executive Advertiser Advertising Manager
Assistant Buyer Buyer Circulation Manager
Copywriter Director of Marketing Insurance Agent
Market Research Analyst Media Planner Merchandise Manager
Package Designer Personnel Representative Pharmaceutical Sales
Product / Merchandising Manager Public Relations Purchasing Agent
Real Estate Agent Sales Promotion / Representative Travel Agent
Traffic & Transportation Supervisor Product Promotion Sales Engineer
Consultant Internet Marketing Specialist Art Director
Brand Manager Buyer Marketing Planner
Comparison Shopper Media Buyer / Analyst Consumer Affairs Specialist
Grant Writer Product Analyst Promotions Director
Chief Creative Officer    

Employers In Marketing

  • Advertising Agencies

  • Banking Firms

  • Communications Companies

  • Insurance Companies

  • Health Care Companies

  • Manufacturing Firms

  • Media Firms

  • Television Stations

  • Airlines

  • Colleges/Universities

  • Computer Companies

  • Hospitals

  • Investment Firms

  • Market Research Firms

  • Private Industries

  • Publishing Companies

  • Test-Development Companies

Professional Organizations in the Field

Websites Related To Marketing

The above information is collected from alumni surveys of numerous colleges, professional associations, and resources.

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