Career Pathway in Marketing

A career in marketing requires certain skills and education depending on job requirements. Skills include anticipating, planning, managing, and performing marketing activities to reach organizational objectives such as advertising and promotion techniques, business communication, and business development. Popular high-school courses include: Intro to Business, Marketing and Sales, Entrepreneurship, Accounting, Web Design, Graphic Design, and Personal Finance.

Training in the Following Career Skills

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High School Diploma or Equivalent Career Options

Fashion Designers

$72,720.00/yr

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Customer Service Representatives

$33,750.00/yr

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Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services

$24,700.00/yr

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Office Clerks, General

$32,730.00/yr

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Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks

$33,030.00/yr

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Telemarketers

$25,250.00/yr

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Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks

$23,700.00/yr

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Travel Agents

$38,700.00/yr

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Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers

$39,440.00/yr

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Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers

$28,450.00/yr

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Order Clerks

$33,460.00/yr

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Parking Lot Attendants

$23,870.00/yr

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Real Estate Sales Agents

$48,690.00/yr

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Real Estate Brokers

$58,210.00/yr

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Stock Clerks, Sales Floor

$25,700.00/yr

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Associate Degree Career Options

No associate degree career options available at this time.

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Bachelor's Degree Career Options

Art Directors

$92,780.00/yr

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Graphic Designers

$50,370.00/yr

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Advertising and Promotions Managers

$117,130.00/yr

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Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

$63,120.00/yr

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Marketing Managers

$134,290.00/yr

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Purchasing Managers

$62,750.00/yr

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Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers

$58,340.00/yr

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Online Merchants

$70,530.00/yr

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Search Marketing Strategists

$90,270.00/yr

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Sales Engineers

$101,420.00/yr

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Doctorate or Professional Degree Career Options

No doctorate or professional degree career options available at this time.

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Continue to Explore this Pathway

Continue exploring this career path and building your plan! Find electives and Advanced Placement courses at your school aligned with this pathway, consider registering for a Kirkwood Career Academy, register for an internship or job shadow, and look for summer programs that will help you continue to build your knowledge and skills.