Careers for Finance Degrees Graduates

The finance major has special characteristics that will make you a valuable addition to prospective employers:

  • Highly developed analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills .
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Proficiency with computers and technology
  • Mathematical aptitude and research skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Solid knowledge of these subjects: accounting, economics, technology, social sciences, business trends and finance terminology.

Common job titles

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Budget analyst
  • Financial manager
  • Insurance underwriter
  • Loan office
  • Personal financial advisor
  • Securities, commodities and financial services sales agent
  • Tax examiner and collector

Job outlook data

Financial analysts held around 278,000 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Employment of financial analysts is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, driven by increasingly complex investment portfolios and emerging markets around the world.

Where can I work with this major?

The largest employers of finance students are:

  • Securities, commodity contracts and other financial investments and related activities
  • Management of companies and enterprises
  • Banks
  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Insurance carriers

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Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Financial Analysts.

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