The energy sector is growing steadily, and that means that there will be many jobs available to those with the right qualifications for years to come. If you’re already in one of these roles, an advanced degree or certificate can position you for management-level roles within your organization. However, at any stage of your career, you may be able to directly benefit from: A credential from an accredited, renowned business school on your resume.
- A credential from an accredited, renowned business school on your resume.
- Faster-than-average job growth.
- Six-figure income potential.
Let’s examine what types of energy business roles are available and the educational credentials that can help keep you competitive for them at hiring time.
Rewarding Career Paths
Here are three vital business roles that you can pursue within an energy organization:
Financial managers develop financial documents, guide organizations’ investments, and map out future financial objectives. Financial management is experiencing an employment boom, and with that boom comes highly competitive compensation rates. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that financial manager jobs will grow by 15%—much faster than the average growth rate for all jobs—from 2019 to 2029. Perhaps even more notably, median annual pay for financial managers in 2019 was $129,890.
The BLS also reports that many businesses favor candidates who have a master’s degree in business administration or a related field, making our Master of Business Administration degree, which includes financial management as a core part of its curriculum, a sound professional investment.
Marketing managers are in charge of promoting a business’ brand, and their field is also a growing and highly lucrative one. According to the BLS, there will be a 6% increase in the number of marketing management jobs in the United States between 2019 and 2029. That’s faster than the average growth rate for all jobs, which is 4%. Further, median pay for marketing managers is $135,900 per year. Marketing management is also included as a core part of our Master of Business Administration degree program.
Financial analysts guide organizations and individuals in their investment choices. Right now, there’s a strong need for financial analysts in the U.S., and that trend will continue. The BLS forecasts a 5% increase in financial analyst jobs from 2019 through 2029, representing a growth rate faster than the national average. Median annual pay for financial analysts is estimated at $81,590, but some sources suggest those who work as financial analysts in the renewable energy sector can earn even more per year. In addition, the BLS states that a Master of Business Administration can boost a financial analyst’s potential for career advancement.
Online Programs to Accelerate Your Energy Business Career
The University of Texas Permian Basin offers online graduate degree and graduate certificate programs that can help you launch or advance within a career in the energy industry or an energy-related field. Both of these programs are delivered 100% online through our AACSB-accredited College of Business.
Master of Business Administration with Certificate in Energy Business
This graduate-level degree program helps you develop highly marketable operational expertise and leadership competencies related to the energy industry.
Graduate Certificate in Energy Business
This graduate certificate program is offered as a 12-credit stand–alone credential and translates your expertise in accounting, business law, finance, management, and marketing to the rapidly expanding energy industry.
Career-Friendly Online Convenience
All program courses are presented in an asynchronous online format that allows you to earn a respected credential on your own schedule while upholding your professional and personal responsibilities. Our program courses are taught by the same celebrated faculty who teach them here on campus, and most of the courses last only eight weeks!
Build the expertise needed to excel as a leader in an energy-related career with a UT Permian Basin online MBA or Graduate Certificate in Energy Business.