Bachelor of Business Administration in FinancePotential Careers

There are a variety of careers open to graduates with a finance degree. Nearly every type of business needs someone with specialized financial knowledge. Rewarding and interesting job opportunities include corporate finance, financial planning, investment banking, insurance and real estate.

Financial analysts evaluate investment opportunities, and with a growing range of financial products, employment of financial analysts is expected to grow 23 percent from 2010 to 2020. In 2010, the median annual wage of financial analysts was $74,350, and the top 10 percent in the industry earned more than $141,700. (Occupational Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Demand for personal financial advisors is also expected to increase, with the large number of baby boomers approaching retirement seeking financial planning advice. In 2010, the median annual wage of personal financial advisors was $64,750, with a projected growth in employment of 32 percent from 2010 to 2020. (Occupational Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Related Occupations

  • Chief Executives;
  • Treasurers and Controllers;
  • Financial Managers, Branch or Department;
  • Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School;
  • Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products;
  • Accountants;
  • Budget Analysts;
  • Economists;
  • Farm and Home Management Advisors.

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

Wages & Employment Trends for Financial Examiners

  • Florida Median income $82,700
  • Florida rate of growth +21%
  • National Median wages $75,800
  • National Projected growth +6%

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