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BUSINESS MANAGER, IN-DEPTH: Teamwork Is The Best Part

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Thomas, a Business Manager for college newspaper, talks more about what he likes most about his job, how hard it is to get a job in his industry, and his work/life balance. Advice: network and establish relationships.

Degree: Psychology
Job Title: Business Manager
Employer: UC Santa Cruz - City on a Hill Press

Job Summary: Financial Managers

Job Description

Financial managers are responsible for the financial health of an organization. They produce financial reports, direct investment activities, and develop strategies and plans for the long-term financial goals of their organization.

On-the-Job Training

None

Additional Info

Financial managers must usually have a bachelor's degree and more than 5 years of experience in another business or financial occupation, such as loan officer, accountant, auditor, securities sales agent, or financial analyst. As with other managerial occupations, job-seekers are likely to face competition because the number of job openings is expected to be fewer than the number of applicants. Candidates with a master's degree or certification should enjoy the best job prospects.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$55,000 - $170,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Organizational skills, Mathematical skills

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m='14850'>of</span> <span m='14930'>feed</span> <span m='15220'>off</span> <span m='15390'>of</span> <span m='15510'>that.</span> <span m='17480'>It</span> <span m='18290'>just</span> <span m='18470'>helps</span> <span m='18790'>me</span> <span m='18970'>excel</span> <span m='19450'>in</span> <span m='19550'>what</span> <span m='19770'>I'm</span> <span m='19960'>doing.</span> </p><p><span m='20300'>When</span> <span m='20670'>I</span> <span m='20740'>see</span> <span m='20950'>people</span> <span m='21320'>doing</span> <span m='21590'>well,</span> <span m='21850'>I</span> <span m='21950'>want</span> <span m='22110'>to</span> <span m='22160'>do</span> <span m='22340'>well.</span> <span m='23190'>When</span> <span m='23570'>I</span> <span m='23630'>see</span> <span m='23860'>a</span> <span m='23910'>mistake,</span> <span m='24970'>I</span> <span m='25090'>want</span> <span m='25520'>to</span> <span m='26140'>be</span> <span m='26400'>involved</span> <span m='26900'>with</span> <span m='27260'>it</span> <span m='27750'>to</span> <span m='28800'>fix</span> <span m='29210'>it.</span> <span m='29890'>I</span> <span m='29960'>don't</span> <span m='30060'>want to</span> <span m='30240'>just</span> <span m='30400'>like</span> <span m='30530'>blame</span> <span m='30810'>it</span> <span m='30890'>on</span> <span m='31050'>someone.</span> </p><p><span m='33660'>I</span> <span m='33760'>don't</span> <span m='33980'>see</span> <span m='35250'>each</span> <span m='35460'>department</span> <span m='35870'>has</span> <span m='36100'>their</span> <span m='36280'>own</span> <span m='36370'>separate</span> <span m='36760'>unit.</span> <span m='37790'>We're all</span> <span m='38090'>producing</span> <span m='38510'>the</span> <span m='38610'>same</span> <span m='38840'>paper.</span> <span m='39220'>We're all</span> <span m='39500'>working</span> <span m='39800'>together.</span> <span m='41170'>There's</span> <span m='41580'>no</span> <span m='41700'>reason</span> <span m='42100'>for</span> <span m='42240'>me</span> <span m='42410'>to</span> <span m='42490'>separate</span> <span m='42880'>myself</span> <span m='43260'>from</span> <span m='43440'>it.</span> <span m='47014'>Yeah,</span> <span m='48240'>I'm</span> <span m='48400'>all</span> <span m='48490'>about</span> <span m='49260'>being</span> <span m='49610'>in</span> <span m='49720'>a</span> <span m='49810'>team.</span> <span m='50230'>I</span> <span m='50320'>think</span> <span m='50510'>that's</span> <span m='50680'>the</span> <span m='50760'>best</span> <span m='51020'>way</span> <span m='51110'>to</span> <span m='51220'>produce</span> <span m='51590'>anything.</span> </p><p><span m='53790'>Outside</span> <span m='54280'>of</span> <span m='54340'>this</span> <span m='54580'>in</span> <span m='54640'>the</span> <span m='54720'>real</span> <span m='54940'>world,</span> <span m='55310'>I</span> <span m='55400'>would</span> <span m='55640'>imagine</span> <span m='56200'>kind</span> <span m='56490'>of</span> <span m='56560'>difficult.</span> <span m='58470'>I'm</span> <span m='58650'>searching</span> <span m='59120'>for</span> <span m='59590'>jobs</span> <span m='60010'>similar</span> <span m='60490'>to</span> <span m='60680'>what I'm</span> <span m='60880'>doing</span> <span m='61150'>now.</span> <span m='62930'>I</span> <span m='62970'>mean,</span> <span m='63110'>there</span> <span m='63200'>are</span> <span m='63220'>a</span> <span m='63280'>lot of them</span> <span m='63650'>out</span> <span m='63900'>there,</span> <span m='64819'>but</span> <span m='65660'>they</span> <span m='65810'>have</span> <span m='66050'>a lot of</span> <span m='66538'>requirements.</span> <span m='68002'>They</span> <span m='68490'>want</span> <span m='68680'>a</span> <span m='68730'>lot</span> <span m='68890'>of</span> <span m='68970'>experience.</span> <span m='69940'>I</span> <span m='70020'>think</span> <span m='70250'>that's</span> <span m='70470'>the</span> <span m='70550'>biggest</span> <span m='70940'>thing.</span> </p><p><span m='72720'>They</span> <span m='72840'>want</span> <span m='73110'>like</span> <span m='73790'>six</span> <span m='74180'>years</span> <span m='74440'>minimum,</span> <span m='75610'>and</span> <span m='76800'>if</span> <span m='77150'>the</span> <span m='77310'>only</span> <span m='77440'>experience</span> <span m='77820'>you</span> <span m='77910'>have</span> <span m='78150'>is</span> <span m='78280'>in</span> <span m='78370'>a</span> <span m='78440'>four-year</span> <span m='79070'>gap</span> <span m='79450'>while your at</span> <span m='79760'>college,</span> <span m='82150'>it</span> <span m='82240'>might</span> <span m='82460'>not</span> <span m='82620'>be</span> <span m='82750'>sufficient.</span> <span m='83560'>But</span> <span m='86230'>depending</span> <span m='86600'>on</span> <span m='86680'>your</span> <span m='86780'>work</span> <span m='87040'>ethic,</span> <span m='87390'>you</span> <span m='87460'>might</span> <span m='87630'>be</span> <span m='87720'>able</span> <span m='87910'>to</span> <span m='89050'>prove</span> <span m='89390'>yourself</span> <span m='89780'>to</span> <span m='89920'>them.</span> <span m='90220'>So</span> <span m='90810'>I</span> <span m='90880'>think</span> <span m='91040'>that's</span> <span m='91220'>the</span> <span m='91280'>hardest</span> <span m='91600'>part.</span> </p><p><span m='92290'>I would</span> <span m='92520'>say</span> <span m='92830'>just</span> <span m='93240'>any</span> <span m='93450'>experience</span> <span m='93970'>under</span> <span m='94050'>your</span> <span m='94210'>belt</span> <span m='94790'>is</span> <span m='95000'>going</span> <span m='95110'>to</span> <span m='95160'>help,</span> <span m='96670'>and</span> <span m='96820'>connections.</span> <span m='98080'>I</span> <span m='98150'>feel</span> <span m='98440'>like</span> <span m='98800'>if</span> <span m='99160'>someone</span> <span m='99360'>can</span> <span m='99630'>speak--</span> <span m='100723'>you know,</span> <span m='101116'>if</span> <span m='101510'>someone can</span> <span m='101880'>speak</span> <span m='102170'>for</span> <span m='102440'>you</span> <span m='103940'>on</span> <span m='104610'>even</span> <span m='104870'>more</span> <span m='105200'>than</span> <span m='105440'>just</span> <span m='108030'>what</span> <span m='108310'>you</span> <span m='108430'>do</span> <span m='108710'>in</span> <span m='108830'>your</span> <span m='108980'>job,</span> <span m='109400'>but</span> <span m='109650'>more</span> <span m='110310'>like</span> <span m='111140'>a</span> <span m='111200'>friend,</span> <span m='112670'>if</span> <span m='112800'>you</span> <span m='112950'>can</span> <span m='113060'>develop</span> <span m='113410'>that</span> <span m='114400'>relationship</span> <span m='115190'>with</span> <span m='116170'>an</span> <span m='116350'>advisor</span> <span m='117380'>or</span> <span m='120170'>whoever is</span> <span m='120470'>like</span> <span m='120610'>above</span> <span m='120940'>you,</span> <span m='121610'>I</span> <span m='121680'>think</span> <span m='122000'>that</span> <span m='122190'>would</span> <span m='122510'>be</span> <span m='122660'>very</span> <span m='122900'>beneficial.</span> </p><p><span m='124150'>I</span> <span m='124240'>think</span> <span m='124510'>I'm</span> <span m='124790'>very</span> <span m='125100'>balanced</span> <span m='125610'>actually.</span> <span m='127430'>I</span> <span m='127520'>come</span> <span m='127790'>in.</span> <span m='128509'>I</span> <span m='128639'>do</span> <span m='128830'>my</span> <span m='128960'>work.</span> <span m='131280'>When</span> <span m='131500'>I'm</span> <span m='132120'>out</span> <span m='132300'>of</span> <span m='132340'>the</span> <span m='132460'>office,</span> <span m='133540'>when</span> <span m='134360'>I'm</span> <span m='134500'>not</span> <span m='134700'>busy</span> <span m='134970'>with</span> <span m='135100'>school</span> <span m='136920'>I've</span> <span m='137390'>got</span> <span m='137980'>free</span> <span m='138230'>time</span> <span m='138470'>to</span> <span m='138520'>myself.</span> <span m='139980'>I</span> <span m='140060'>don't</span> <span m='140160'>overwhelm</span> <span m='140660'>myself</span> <span m='140990'>with</span> <span m='141080'>things,</span> <span m='143450'>especially</span> <span m='143830'>this</span> <span m='144020'>quarter.</span> </p><p><span m='144290'>This</span> <span m='144370'>quarter is</span> <span m='144700'>really</span> <span m='144940'>easy.</span> <span m='145090'>It's</span> <span m='145340'>my</span> <span m='145630'>last</span> <span m='145950'>quarter</span> <span m='146490'>and</span> <span m='146800'>my</span> <span m='147120'>class</span> <span m='147500'>loads</span> <span m='148550'>very</span> <span m='148750'>minimal.</span> <span m='151510'>But</span> <span m='152580'>I</span> <span m='152620'>mean,</span> <span 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