Business Services

The Business Services cluster includes a wide range of services available to today’s businesses, from business support services to waste management.

Included in the cluster are radio stations, payroll services, public relations agencies, graphic design services and janitorial services to name a few.

Services tend to focus around three sub-clusters: those industries that help businesses market their products; those that help in the day-to-day operations; and those that offer outside consulting services.

Career pathways in Business Services

Career pathways are valuable tools that help both job seekers and employers share an understanding of the pathways of job and training opportunities in the North Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Area.

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OccupationsTop skillsSalary range
HS Diploma or Equivalency
  • Advertising Sales Agents
  • Office Clerks
  • Retail Salespersons
  • speaks clearly and concisely
  • writes clearly and concisely
Certificate (1-2 years)
  • Computer User Support Specialists
  • Bill and Account Collectors
  • solves problems
  • listens with understanding
Associate’s Degree (2 years)
  • Supervisors
  • demonstrates self-management strategies
  • demonstrates effective interpersonal skills
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (4+ years)
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Marketing Managers
  • Sales Managers
  • uses technology
  • works in teams