Our Finance track prepares future Financial Analysists, Advisors, and Investors. Quality finances are a key aspect of healthy business practices.
Finance majors will find jobs such as financial analyst, financial manager, personal financial advisor, financial services sales agent, accountant, auditor, loan officer, and budget analyst to name a few. Individuals can work in fields such as the banking industry, investing and insurance, real estate, and corporate finance. Some of our graduates choose to continue their education in graduate school resulting in successful careers in many of these fields at an even higher level.
The job outlook for individuals with finance degrees continues to improve. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between the years 2014 and 2024 there will be a 4.9% increase in jobs for financial specialists and about 21,900 job openings due to growth and replacement needs. Real estate brokers and sales agents will find about 40,300 new jobs between 2014 and 2024 and there will be a need for an additional 37,700 financial managers in the same period.
Earnings potential for graduates with finance degrees vary widely depending on many factors including the geographic location, the industry you choose, position, skills and experience. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (May, 2014), the average annual income for real estate brokers and sales agents is $55,530 while financial specialists earn an annual average of $71,230. The average annual income for financial managers is $130,230.
A Bachelors degree qualifies an individual for most entry-level positions. However, a graduate degree will significantly increase the potential of obtaining many positions as well as earning potential.