Career Summary

The financial and insurance services industry is a changing and expanding sector of the U.S. economy. Due to expanding bank branch operations offering a wider range of services, Internet banking, 24-hour call centers, and consolidation, banks and financial services offices will need to attract and retain qualified employees to meet their customers' financial and insurance needs.  While many of the projected job increases stem from the banks' ability to sell more financial products, industry experts also say that the employment trend is also fueled by banks' increased efforts to reach more people, whether through increased locations, expanded hours, or by seeking out previously unbanked groups. On a broader scale, areas such as insurance, mortgage loans and branch banking will continue to be opportunistic employment areas in the future. Individuals with strong communication skills, technical skills, fluency in computers, and strong bac​kgrounds in math and accounting will be attractive to financial and insurance services companies.

Career Pathways

  • Accounting

  • Banking Services

  • Business Finance

  • Insurance

  • Securities and Investments

Career Options

  • Accountant

  • Actuary

  • Auditor

  • Commodities Representative

  • Controller

  • Credit Analyst

  • Debt Counselor

  • Economist

  • Financial Planner/ Analyst

  • Foreign Exchange Manager

  • Fund Raiser

  • Insurance Broker

  • Internal Auditor

  • Investment Advisor

  • Loan Officer

  • Non-Profit Manager

  • Personal Financial Advisor

  • Tax Examiner/ Preparer

  • Title Researcher and Examiner

  • Treasurer​