Business SHSM

Interested in becoming an SHSM student? Talk to your teacher or guidance department today!

With a Business Specialist High Skills Major, students focus on a career path to match their skills and interests in this sector. By making courses more relevant to students, kids get a better understanding of the Business sector because they learn it in a real world environment. Students learn on the job with employers through Co-op and Experiential Learning opportunities, as well as in school. At graduation they receive a specially designated diploma.

A Business SHSM may be for you if you are interested in any of the following careers:

Apprenticeship Training

  • Hardware, Lumber, and Building Materials Retailer
  • Parts Technician
  • Special Events Coordinator


  • Accounting and Related Clerk
  • Administrative Clerk
  • Administrative Officer
  • Assessor, Valuator, and Appraiser
  • Banking, Insurance, and Other Financial Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Conference and Event Planner
  • Court Officer and Justice of the Peace
  • Desktop Publishing Operator and Related Occupations
  • Insurance Adjuster and Claims Examiner
  • Legal Secretary
  • Loan Officer
  • Personnel and Recruitment Officer
  • Personnel Clerk
  • Professional in Business Service
  • Purchasing Agent and Officer
  • Retail and Wholesale Buyer
  • Secretary (except Legal and Medical)
  • Social Policy Researcher, Consultant, and Program Officer
  • Specialist in Human Resources
  • Supervisor, Finance and Insurance Clerks
  • Supervisor – Recording, Distributing, and Scheduling


  • Business Development Officer and Marketing Researcher and Consultant
  • Economist and Economic Policy Researcher and Analyst
  • Executive Assistant
  • Financial and Investment Analyst
  • Financial Auditor and Accountant
  • Mathematician, Statistician, and Actuary
  • Professional Occupation in Business Services
  • Securities Agent, Investment Dealer, and Broker
  • Social Policy Researcher, Consultant, and Program Officer
  • Specialist in Human Resources


  • Accounting and Related Clerk
  • Administrative Clerk
  • Banking, Insurance, and Other Financial Clerk
  • Customer Service and Related Clerks
  • Customer Service Representative - Financial Services
  • Customs, Ship, and Other Broker
  • General Office Clerk
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Personnel Clerk
  • Postal or Mail Clerk
  • Purchasing and Inventory Clerk
  • Real Estate Agent and Salesperson
  • Receptionist, Admitting Clerk
  • Records Management and Filing Clerk
  • Retail and Wholesale Buyer
  • Retail Salesperson and Sales Clerk
  • Shippers and Receivers
  • Storekeeper and Parts Clerk

A Business SHSM will provide students with an assortment of the following TRAININGS AND CERTIFICATIONS
specific to the Business sector:

  • Standard First Aid
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation CPR - Level A
  • Customer Service
  • Counterfeit Detection
  • Ergonomics
  • Health and Safety - Office
  • Management/Leadership
  • A Personality Inventory
  • Retail Representative
  • Successful Exhibiting
  • Summer Company Program