Tennessee is one of the few states in the nation that is growing its workforce--from February of 2010 to June the state added 28,000 jobs, although employment did decrease by 10,000 from the peak in May.
Tennessee workforce analysts predict that the state should add jobs through 2018 in professional services such as education, health, and business services, while blue-collar industries such as manufacturing and goods-producing could experience declines. Many of the occupations with strong job growth require job seekers to hold bachelor's or master's degrees, and to complete MBA programs. People who undertake MBA programs at college campuses or online business schools in Tennessee can position themselves to successfully navigate the state's changing workforce.
Tennessee Online Business Schools
Online business programs in Tennessee allow working professionals the option of advancing their careers while they hold jobs and support families. Education can be completed at a pace that suits a given schedule. Business executives, managers, and other business specialists are a high-paying, high-growth job category--and most top-level positions require a master's degree, PhD, or MBA. Jobs that require MBA degrees or equivalent, and their salaries in 2009, include:
- Engineering managers ($93,000)
- Natural science managers ($92,400)
- Financial Analysts ($69,790)
- Computer and information systems managers ($88,650)
Education and health services, and professional and business services, are the state's top industries, employing nearly 1 million people in 2010.