STRIDE CAREER PREP
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Which pathways are offered?
Business and Administrative Services—This pathway prepares students to facilitate business operations through a variety of administrative and clerical duties including information and communication management, data processing and collection, and project tracking.
Marketing—This pathway prepares students to plan, coordinate, and implement marketing strategies, advertising, promotion, and public relations activities.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for? *
Examples of jobs include:
- Administrative Assistant
- Customer Service Representative
- Public Relations Specialist
What is the salary outlook? *
Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample salaries include:
Customer Service Representative—$34,710/year
Public Relations Specialist—$61,150/year
Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
- Microsoft Office certifications (up to four, each attainable in one semester)**
RISE Up Retail Industry Fundamentals Credential Exam
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Certification Exam
Test drive a business and marketing course!
*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school. Salaries vary depending on the job title, experience, and location. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Friday, April 10, 2020.
** Many Microsoft®️ Office certificates can be earned after completing one course. Other certificates require more classes to be better prepared, and students who participate in the program for at least two years will have further preparation for certification testing.