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Online Business Management

small business management softwareOnline business management can mean different things for different businesses. For instance for a very small business this kind of person might be more of a coordinator or a personal assistant. However, for a midsize to large company it can really be a high level long term planning type of position. If you business is based online then it really might be heavily involved in the day to day operations. If you have a large brick and mortal operation though this person might spend more time looking and long term planning for everything from hiring and HR issues to fixed asset management to business planning of dollars and cents.

In my opinion I feel like the best fit and more interesting online business management position is for an online endeavor. If everything is all ready online there is no change that you are really the outside and no reason to think you won’t be heavily involved in the real decision making. Especially in a smaller to mid-sized company this can really be the exciting type of position because you are so involved in the operations and it can be so different from day to day. It really isn’t going to be one of the positions where you feel like you are just punching widgets all day everyday for your whole career. One day you might be working with an IT consultant¬†planning what equipment you are going to need over the next 5 years, and then next you might be working to help put together a major contract that will cover you sales goal for the entire year.

Another common role for an online business consultant is putting together business proposals, typically to help secure financing. Depending on how much money the company is looking to borrow these can be really involved processes and reports with lots of market research and forward thinking of what you can reasonably expect the company performance to look like.

So if you own a company which really needs someone to look after the long term planning while you are in the trenches making sales contacts and dealing with operations an online business consultant can really be right for you. And if you are someone looking for an exciting career and have a great head for business then it can be a great option as well.

Careers in Technology

It seems like just a few years ago there were folks that had a career in technology that didn’t go to college for technology. This was because when they were going to college there was no major that had to do with technology. It’s now become a very popular major in colleges and a very profitable career path. The number of people looking for jobs in technology has caught up a little to the need of companies but it’s still a very profitable and rewarding option.

There are a number of different kinds on concentrations within computer technology in which you can choose to focus. These include Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineer, and others.

Careers in Information Technology

Information technology has more to do with data and the programming and hardware that deals with the storage and access to data. You might be an expert in databases, or even an internet based database like cold fusion. You also are going to need to be knowledgeable about the different hardware platforms you are going to encounter when dealing with a company’s data. This can be a specifically challenging type of position if you are are working and a company that is merging or buying out another company. Imagine getting both sets of data from totally different systems to work together seamlessly? This is the kind of challenge that can make a career in IT so rewarding and profitable for you.

Careers in Computer Science

Careers in computer science have more to do with computer programming. In other words you will be dealing more with the software applications then you will with the computer hardware. You might be coding new applications for the specific needs of a department at your company. Or you might be creating a new large scale computer application that will integrate all the pieces of a large corporation. Either way being knowledgeable about as many different computer languages as possible will help quite a bit.

Computer Engineering Career 

A career in computer engineering is going to deal mostly with the hardware of computers. Depending on your specific focus you might deal more with installation and maintenance of the computers are your company, or you might be working for a research and development firm which is experimenting with new and faster forms of computer chips. Either way this is going to be a hands on of the physical pieces of the computer that interest you.

 

No matter what your specific computer interests are you be able to find a career path that will suit you. Of course for all jobs that deal with computers these day you’ll need a good college foundation. Careers computer technology go vastly more often to those people who have at least a two year degree. If you have decided to look for careers in technology fields then the best place to start is look online for a list of careers in technology. Then look up the average salary for two or three that seem to interest you. Not that money is everything but if you are deciding between two or three specific computer technology focuses you might as well let the jobs technology pay you the most to do what will make you happy.