Careers in Finance

The finance and financial services marketing degrees offer many fascinating and rewarding opportunities for young professionals. Employers often contact the department searching for bright and ambitious personnel; if you are currently looking for a position, click here for job postings.

Robert Half International’s 2014 Salary Guide for Accounting and Finance Careers notes that financial analysts and business systems analysts are in high-demand, and that entry-level hiring is also thriving as employers strive to hire people who will grow with the company.

Furthermore, according to the U.S. Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook,  here are some of salaries for those in the finance field:

Finance Career Median Annual Salary*
Actuary $96,700
Financial Manager $115,320
Personal Financial Adviser $81,060
Financial Analyst $78,620
Securities, Commodities and Financial Services Sales Agents $72,070

There are many careers for those majoring in finance or financial services marketing:

Corporate Finance

  • Treasurer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Credit Manager
  • Cash Manager
  • Real Estate Officer
  • Investor Relation Officer
  • Project Manager

Commercial Banking

  • Credit Analyst
  • Loan Officer
  • Branch Manager
  • Trust Officer
  • Mortgage Banker


  • Actuary
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Service Representative
  • Loss Control Specialist
  • Risk Manager
  • Underwriter

Investment Banking

  • Securities Issuance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Project Finance
  • Securities and Currency Trading
  • Ratings Analyst


  • Financial Planner
  • Personal Banker
  • Stock Broker
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Insurance Agent or Broker
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Financial Representative