Finance Career Paths

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.