Finance Major

If you are analytical and interested in investment vehicles and financial markets, it makes sense to explore various finance career paths. There are many exciting jobs available for finance majors. There are also several specialty areas to consider as you evaluate which college or university might best fit your situation and goals.

HelloCollege offers individualized college major exploration services that help prospective finance majors evaluate their interest in various finance career paths and choose schools accordingly.

Popular Finance Major Jobs

Finance majors can work in a variety of roles. Students who enjoy working with numbers may be drawn to the financial analyst career path, while those who want to interact with and help people often choose financial advisor careers.

Some of the best jobs with a finance degree include:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Advisor
  • Actuary
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Personal Banker
  • Finance Consultant
  • Investment Banker
  • Operations Analyst
  • Controller
  • Underwriter
  • Business Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Pricing Analyst
  • Budget Analyst
  • Accountant
  • Credit Analyst
  • Budget Analyst
  • Accounts Payable Associate

This list includes some of the most common and highest paying jobs with a finance degree, but there are many other possible careers for finance majors, too.

Tailor Your Finance Major to Your Career Interests

If you choose to major in finance, you can select courses that focus on specific specializations within the field. For example, if you are interested in becoming a financial analyst, you can choose math and analytical courses. Another finance major who is drawn toward financial advising might take investment classes instead. These specialties can help improve your chances of success in college — and ultimately the likelihood of landing the job you want.

Some specializations within finance include:

  • Real Estate Finance
  • Investment Banking
  • Commercial Banking
  • Corporate Finance
  • Insurance
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • International Finance
  • Investments
  • Hedge Funds
  • Venture Capital
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Restructuring

These areas are only some of the options available; there are thousands of colleges and universities offering finance degrees. Each institution may offer additional or different courses of study, so it’s important to know what your interests are when evaluating schools.

Understand Your Options With a Dedicated College Counselor

The knowledgeable college counselors at HelloCollege understand that it can be overwhelming to evaluate majors and potential career options on your own. Our college major exploration services include a comprehensive career aptitude test and one-on-one guidance. We can help you explore the world of finance — or any other field — so you can make more informed decisions about the future.

To learn more about our finance major exploration services, contact HelloCollege today!

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