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Finance


Finance studies and addresses the ways in which individuals, businesses, and organizations raise, allocate, and use monetary resources over time, taking into account the risks entailed in their projects.

With a finance education you will be equipped with tools for understanding the function and applications of financial markets, the acquisition and allocation of funds for public and private sectors in domestic and international organizations, and you'll learn to access and utilize financial information.

Financial analysts play an integral role in competitive, worldwide, high tech modern business. Since the 1970's the crossover in finance and banking has flourished due to the increasing complexity in investment options. A financial analyst will research a client's or organization's financial status including their history, risk tolerance, and current expenditures and investments. They make recommendations based on financial goals and business environment.

Specialization within the financial analyst trade include budget analyst, credit analyst, investment analyst, merger and acquisition analyst, money market analyst, ratings analyst, risk analyst, tax analyst, treasury analyst and personal financial advisors.

Careers

Financial Managers
Wage: $99,330
10 Year Growth Rate: 12.6%
Self Employed: 4.6%
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Employed Part Time: 4.2%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's or higher degree, plus work experience
Financial Examiners
Wage: $75,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 10.7%
Self Employed: 0.0%
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Employed Part Time: 9.3%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Financial Analysts
Wage: $73,150
10 Year Growth Rate: 33.8%
Self Employed: 8.3%
Unemployment Rate: 1.7%
Employed Part Time: 7.1%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Personal Financial Advisors
Wage: $69,050
10 Year Growth Rate: 41.0%
Self Employed: 30.9%
Unemployment Rate: 1.6%
Employed Part Time: 7.7%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
Wage: $68,680
10 Year Growth Rate: 24.8%
Self Employed: 17.7%
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%
Employed Part Time: 6.9%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Budget Analysts
Wage: $65,320
10 Year Growth Rate: 7.1%
Self Employed: 0.0%
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Employed Part Time: 3.2%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Financial Specialists
Wage: $62,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 11.8%
Self Employed: 2.5%
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
Employed Part Time: 11.3%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Credit Analysts
Wage: $60,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 1.9%
Self Employed: 0.0%
Unemployment Rate: 1.2%
Employed Part Time: 5.3%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
Wage: $58,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 18.4%
Self Employed: 2.1%
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%
Employed Part Time: 7.6%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree