10 Fastest Growing Jobs in Finance

What are the fastest growing careers in Finance?

Finance careers include jobs in planning, services for financial and investment planning, banking, insurance, and business financial management. 

Here is a list of 10 fastest growing careers in the Finance career cluster with substantial job demand. 

  1. Financial Managers: Projected Job Growth: 9.10%
    Plan, direct, or coordinate accounting, investing, banking, insurance, securities, and other financial activities of a branch, office, or department of an establishment.
  2. Treasurers and Controllers: Projected Job Growth: 9.10%
    Direct financial activities, such as planning, procurement, and investments for all or part of an organization.
  3. Insurance Sales Agents: Projected Job Growth: 8.52%
    Sell life, property, casualty, health, automotive, or other types of insurance. May refer clients to independent brokers, work as an independent broker, or be employed by an insurance company.
  4. Personal Financial Advisors: Projected Job Growth: 7.75%
    Advise clients on financial plans using knowledge of tax and investment strategies, securities, insurance, pension plans, and real estate. Duties include assessing clients' assets, liabilities, cash flow, insurance coverage, tax status, and financial objectives. May also buy and sell financial assets for clients.
  5. Tax Preparers: Projected Job Growth: 5.98%
    Prepare tax returns for individuals or small businesses.
  6. Financial and Investment Analysts: Projected Job Growth: 5.30%
    Conduct quantitative analyses of information involving investment programs or financial data of public or private institutions, including valuation of businesses.
  7. Accountants and Auditors: Projected Job Growth: 4.84%
    Examine, analyze, and interpret accounting records to prepare financial statements, give advice, or audit and evaluate statements prepared by others. Install or advise on systems of recording costs or other financial and budgetary data. 
  8. Financial Quantitative Analysts: Projected Job Growth: 4.64%
    Develop quantitative techniques to inform securities investing, equities investing, pricing, or valuation of financial instruments. Develop mathematical or statistical models for risk management, asset optimization, pricing, or relative value analysis.
  9. Fraud Examiners, Investigators and Analysts: Projected Job Growth: 4.64%
    Obtain evidence, take statements, produce reports, and testify to findings regarding resolution of fraud allegations. May coordinate fraud detection and prevention activities.
  10. Financial Sales Agents: Projected Job Growth: 3.17%
    Buy and sell securities or commodities in investment and trading firms, or provide financial services to businesses and individuals. May advise customers about stocks, bonds, mutual funds, commodities, and market conditions. 

This list was developed to provide meaningful information, so only occupations with a minimum number of available jobs were included.

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