According to the U.S. Department of Labor, finance careers are expected to increase at a quick pace in the next ten years. In fact, financial analyst jobs and financial examiner jobs are growing at a faster than average rate and are expected to see a 23% and 27% increase, respectively, between 2010 and 2020*. Personal financial advisor jobs will grow at an impressive rate of 32%*, much faster than the national average.
With a positive job outlook and a growing need for qualified employees possessing a knowledge base in financial markets, investment and financial analysis, a career in finance could be right for you. Potential jobs in finance include:
Financial Analysts: Providing guidance to businesses and individuals making investment decisions and assessing the performance of stocks, bonds and other types of investments. Tasks may include studying a corporation's financial statements and analyzing commodity prices, sales, costs, expenses and tax rates to determine a company's value and project future earnings.
Financial Examiners: Ensuring compliance with laws governing financial institutions and transactions. Tasks may include reviewing balance sheets, evaluating the risk level of loans and assessing bank management.
Budget Analysts: Helping public and private institutions organize their finances. Tasks may include preparing budget reports and monitoring institutional spending.
Personal Financial Advisors: Providing financial advice to clients and assisting with investments, taxes and insurance decisions.
Disclaimer: The information provided regarding these fields may not specifically refer or relate to the experiences of graduates of American InterContinental University. Your experience in these fields will vary depending on many factors, such as your prior level of experience, geographic location, work history, job demand, industry trends and any certifications you may pursue after your graduation. Nothing on this site is intended to imply or guarantee any specific employment or salary. More information is available in the Course Catalog and in program disclosures. The reader is advised to refer to information provided by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Conditions in a reader’s location may vary.
*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Personal Financial Advisors,
on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/personal-financial-advisors.htm (visited October 04, 2013).
*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Financial Analysts,
on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/financial-analysts.htm (visited October 04, 2013).
*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Financial Examiners,
on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/financial-examiners.htm (visited October 04, 2013).