What are some jobs for majoring in Finance?
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Finance has a lot of variety and complexity, so it really is a question of what you are interested in. I work in a field called "FP&A" or Financial Planning & Analysis. I manage the budgets and spend of a tech company, effectively being a "CFO" of my corner of the business. I forecast spends, model business deals, look for inefficiencies and generally try to advise my business partners on how to optimize their resources with a specific focus on dollars and cents.
That said, there are a lot of other spaces where finance can work. Broad fields include data anlaytics/business intelligence, treasury, accounting, etc.
I suggest shadowing people in various finance fields to get a sense of what their job includes so you can get a sense of what appeals to you and how you might use your degree.
Some possible jobs for majoring in Finance could consist of:
- Commercial Real Estate
- Budget Analyst
- Risk Manager
- Applications Developer
- Quantitative Analyst
- Credit Manager / Analyst
- Finance Manager
- Financial Analyst
- Financial Planner
- Investor Relations Associate
Bridget, Finance is a vast field. It would depend on what you wanted to do in finance. First speak to your adviser or guidance counselor. Also check out the government listings of positions in finance. There are probably several hundred, so you would have your work cut out for you, just to narrow it down. Major categories are
Purchasing, financial management, trading (Wall Street) and sales. You could also become a certified financial adviser, or a CPA or tax specialist. All of which would require specialized education and certification. Hope this helps.
Angela (Angie) Olesen
Hi Briget, that is a great career field! I've found that the Bureau of Labor and Statistics is a wonderful resource for researching jobs in a similar career field, job outlook for growth, pay, etc.
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