Finance FAQ

Finance workers keep track of money. You might work in financial planning, banking, or insurance. For example, you might provide financial services to a business or individual. You could maintain financial records or give advice to business executives on how to operate their business. 


Is Finance a good career path?

The Finance cluster has about 6.2 million jobs and is projected to grow by 3.9% over the next 10 years. Annual compensation for jobs in this cluster ranged from $35,000 to $150,000 in 2021. 

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Would a career in Finance be a good fit for me?

  • Careers in finance can be reached through four different pathways: Securities and Investments, Business Finance, Banking Services, and Insurance. 
  • If you’re good at math or like to work with numbers, this may be the career to pursue. 
  • If you like to solve complex problems or if you are interested in organizing information, you might want to learn more about this career path.  

Not sure if this sounds like you? Get a list of careers that match your interests with our Career Quiz.  

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What are some examples of careers in Finance?

Here are some examples of careers in the Finance cluster based on the general level of education needed to get hired in this career. Looking for more? Explore careers here!

High School Education or Lower  Some Postsecondary or Skills-Based Education Bachelor’s Degree or Higher 
Tax preparer Insurance appraiser, auto damage Accountant and auditor
Claims adjuster, examiner, or investigator  

Property appraiser and assessor

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