Right now I am going to school for Business Administration. I want to focus in marketing and eventually get an MBA in marketing. But I am not sure were this will land me? Dead end jobs not doing what I imagined? (Which is advertising products, and generating sales ect…)
My ideal goal would be to find a job that leads to a salary of $45,000 starting out… With advancement opportunities leading up into the range of $75,000 a year… But I also want to become a nutritionist.
I don’t want to work for a school, hospital or any of that shit. I would prefer to consult individuals and asses their goals, and then provide them with a plan to meet those goals. But I’m not even sure what something like that is called? Nutritionist consultant? Dietitian? Also is that just a side gig to those jobs or is that your sole responsibility?
I’ve also heard that the pay in that field is very low. With minimal advancement, unless you dump the passion and go into pharmaceutical sales… Anyone have advice on this?[/quote]
Getting a marketing degree, it is 95% chance that go into sales coming out of college. Not every sales job is as glamorous as pharmaceutical sales and getting a pharma job is near impossible now because most pharma companies are laying off big time…
If you don’t think sales is going to be your cup of tea, I would recommend getting an internship in a field/company you would be interested in working for after you graduate. You will have a better chance of getting a straight marketing job with a company that is already familiar with you. In my experience, a product marketing job is tough to land.
Not to burst your bubble, but in the business world you will have a hard time being a “consultant” because you have no real world experience. These are usually people with AT LEAST 10+ years of experience.
An MBA is only as good as the name of the college your get your degree from. Unless you are going to a Top 25 MBA program, I would say save your money. Getting accepted into one of these programs is EXTREMELY competitive. Something like 1 applicant out of 250 gets accepted.
Not 100% sure but nutritionists don’t make a lot of money and there is not a whole lot of room for growth unless you have your own business or a nutritionist for high profile clients.
I speak from experience, I have a marketing degree and have applied to MBA programs.