Dubbed the nation's number one state for business by Forbes, Virginia offers easy access to the global economy through one of the busiest airports (Washington Dulles) and the nation's fifth-largest port (Hampton's Road). You can start your business training at accredited schools in Alexandria, Arlington, Ashburn, Chesapeake, or Richmond.
Common business degrees include bachelor's, associate's or master's degrees in business administration and management. If you're interested in entry-level employment, a business systems degree will provide the computer skills you'll need to succeed as an administrative assistant. You could put an accounting degree to work in statement analysis, payroll procedures, and tax preparations. Accountants and auditors can earn up to $50,770 a year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics--and thanks to Virginia's low cost of living, all of those hard-earned dollars can stretch a long way.