Marketing Courses


Business Management and Technology ICON100The Marketing cluster flexes your creative skills for a career in advertising, public relations, sales, or planning. This Career Cluster will prepare you to work on projects such as promotional campaigns, event planning itshere200and new sales techniques.

Market research analysts are expected to have favorable job prospects.  Businesses will need more data and market research to understand consumer behavior, which will drive higher employment for market research analysts. More marketing managers will continue to be needed to plan, direct, and coordinate promotional campaigns. Employment of public relations (PR) specialists also is expected to rise due to the increased use of social media. PR specialists can help clients use social media sites, like Twitter and Instagram, effectively.

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Middle School Courses

No Courses at this time

High School Courses

  1. Digital and Social Media Marketing: #8125
  2. Fashion Marketing I & II: #8140, #8145
  3. Marketing I: #8120
  4. Marketing II: #8130

Do You Like To…

  • Communicate effectively with others?
  • Organize, plan and multi-task?
  • Be persuasive?
  • Use your creativity and problem-solving abilities to serve others?
  • Show your initiative and tenacity?

Sample Careers

  • Manager of sales or information
  • Researcher
  • Sales Specialist
  • Demonstrator or Product Promoter
  • Wholesale or retail buyer
  • Distributor
  • Public Relations Manager or Specialist
  • Marketing Communications or Promotions Manager or Specialist

High school certifications, licenses and related college majors:

High School/Industry CertificationsCertificate/LicenseCollege Degree Examples
Customer Service & Sales CertificationMarketing
Logistics Management
All CTE trade and industry classes offer the Workplace Readiness Skills Test

In Demand Careers

Education NeededOccupationMedian SalaryJob Growth
Over next 10 years
Job Openings
Projected over next 10 years
High School
Diploma + Certification
Delivery Truck Drivers and Driver/Sales Workers$32,020 per year5% (Faster than average)75,000
Degree or more
Market Research Analysts$63,790 per year18% (Much faster than average)130,300
Degree or more
Sales Managers$126,640 per year4% (As fast as average)15,400
Degree or more
Sales Engineers$103,900 per year6% (Faster than average)4,100
Degree or more
Market Research Analysts$63,790 per year18% (Much faster than average)130,300
Degree or more
Public Relations and
Fundraising Managers
$116,180 per year9% (Much faster than average)8,100

Student Leadership Organizations

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

Work-Based Learning
Work-Based Learning (WBL) is comprised of experiences related to students’ career interests, based on instructional preparation, and undertaken in partnership with local businesses or organizations. WBL enables students to apply classroom instruction in a real-world work environment. Work-Based Learning promotes Career Awareness, Career Exploration, and Career Preparation.

Career Ambassadors
The Career Ambassador Program offers high school seniors an opportunity to represent and share their experiences with career exploration and our CTE programs to prospective students and community supporters through elementary school Career Fairs, middle school Career Clubs, and district-wide events.