What does an Entrepreneur do in 2019?

Becoming an Entrepreneur


Entrepreneur Salary



Job Growth






High School

Overview: What does an Entrepreneur do?

This category incorporates all individuals interested in owning and operating a business. Business ownership should be considered if you scored well in the entrepreneurial career lane. Keep in mind that the process of running your own business is rife with challenges, risks, and setbacks. But for the right person, there is no other career path that is more financially and emotionally rewarding. Sample Businesses: Agricultural, Automotive, Computer, Construction, Consulting, Financial services, Manufacturing, Medical services, Motel/Hotel, Office supplies, Printing, Professional services, Restaurant, Real estate, Retail, Sales and Marketing, Transportation, Travel, Wholesale.

Advancement Opportunities: 179% of Average This calculation shows your opportunity for increases in earnings over time. It shows the relative strength of different careers as compared to each other
Average Starting Median income: $59,243
Return on Educational Investment: 94% of Average Shows the relative return on investment of an education beyond high school. The calculation uses potential earning levels over time adjusted for the cost and the time of additional education.
Job Growth: 3/5
Benefits: No
All scores range from 1-100. Higher scores are better with the exception of stress.
Bragging rights: 63/100 Based on prestige and social approval, fame and public recognition, high income, highly educated, clean versus “dirty” industry, and level of people you deal with.
Interesting Job: 85/100 Based on exciting subject or environment, variety of activities, fun interaction with people, creating versus completing, and learning interesting things.
Personal Freedom: 93/100 Based on controlling your work, not closely managed, choosing your assignments, tolerable rules and regulations, creative freedom, and setting your own hours.
Stress: 33/100 Based on Intense responsibility (life/death), continuous rejection, dealing with people’s problems, lack of control, quota or sales pressure, and work volume/time pressure.

This is a hypothetical illustration of how long it takes to earn millions of dollars in each job. The calculation is complex, but uses earnings at various points in each career from entry level to mature performer. Individual performance will vary.

Years to make $1,000,000 - 21 Years
Years to make $2,000,000 - 30 Years
Years to make $3,000,000 - 38 Years

Competency Fit: Entrepreneurial

#1: Business development: marketing, finding customers

#2: Expertise: able to retain vast knowledge of a specific field

#3: Planning and organizing: preparing in advance

#4: Sales and marketing: advertising, promotion, selling

#5: Self-management: self-control, discipline, determination

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