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How Do You Know if a Marketing Career is Right for You?

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Marketing often appeals to not only creative thinkers, but also numbers-minded statisticians. While many jobs in marketing are appealing keep in mind that you must be willing to work long hours and not mind working evenings and/or weekends. It was reported that in the year 2000 38% of advertising, public relations, and marketing managers worked an average of 50 hours per week. You must be able to work well under pressure and thrive off meeting deadlines and goals that are set. In some positions substantial travel is not uncommon.

Marketing is a vital necessity not only for business firms, but is also performed by governments, educational, religious, social service, and nonprofit organizations or institutions. Marketing provides a great number and variety of job opportunities available to you no matter which career track you decide to follow.

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