A majority of jobs in international business involve sales and marketing – in a traditional employee role, on contract, or as an entrepreneur. Many jobs in international business are U.S. based and deal with a representative in another country who will interact between you and your end consumers.

An international business career is pursued by professionals who intend to specialize in global marketing and undertake ongoing education in the socio-economic and political factors which affect it. You may be required to travel internationally and put in unusual or long hours, since your market will probably be in a different time zone.

The International Trade Administration provides assistance and advice to exporters in the U.S. Job titles can include international trade specialist, international economist, economist, and import compliance specialist. Other positions include international banking officers or cultural advisers.