Business and Financial Occupations
Learn about 21 business and financial occupations. A businessperson is a person involved in business for the purpose of generating cash flow, sales, and revenue utilizing a combination of human, financial, intellectual, and physical capital to fuel economic development and growth.
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created March 23, 2017
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|Occupation||Occupation Picture||Job Summary||Entry-Level Education||2015 Median Pay|
|Accountants and Auditors||Prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. They assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently.||Bachelor's degree||$67,190|
|Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate||Provide an estimate of the value of land and the buildings on the land usually before it is sold, mortgaged, taxed, insured, or developed.||Bachelor's degree||$51,860|
|Budget Analysts||Help public and private institutions organize their finances. They prepare budget reports and monitor institutional spending.||Bachelor's degree||$71,590|
|Buyers and Purchasing Agents||Buy products and services for organizations to use or resell. They evaluate suppliers, negotiate contracts, and review the quality of products.||Bachelor's degree||$59,620|
|Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and Investigators||Evaluate insurance claims. They decide whether an insurance company must pay a claim, and if so, how much.||High school diploma or equivalent||$63,060|
|Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists||Conduct an organization’s compensation and benefits programs. They also evaluate position descriptions to determine details such as a person’s classification and salary.||Bachelor's degree||$60,850|
|Cost Estimators||Collect and analyze data in order to estimate the time, money, materials, and labor required to manufacture a product, construct a building, or provide a service. They generally specialize in a particular product or industry.||Bachelor's degree||$60,390|
|Financial Analysts||Provide guidance to businesses and individuals making investment decisions. They assess the performance of stocks, bonds, and other types of investments.||Bachelor's degree||$80,310|
|Financial Examiners||Ensure compliance with laws governing financial institutions and transactions. They review balance sheets, evaluate the risk level of loans, and assess bank management.||Bachelor's degree||$78,010|
|Fundraisers||Organize events and campaigns to raise money and other donations for an organization. They may design promotional materials and increase awareness of an organization’s work, goals, and financial needs.||Bachelor's degree||$52,970|
|Human Resources Specialists||Recruit, screen, interview, and place workers. They often handle other work related to employee relations, compensation and benefits, and training.||Bachelor's degree||$58,350|
|Insurance Underwriters||Decide whether to provide insurance and under what terms. They evaluate insurance applications and determine coverage amounts and premiums.||Bachelor's degree||$65,040|
|Labor Relations Specialists||Interpret and administer labor contracts regarding issues such as wages and salaries, healthcare, pensions, and union and management practices.||Bachelor's degree||$58,820|
|Loan Officers||Evaluate, authorize, or recommend approval of loan applications for people and businesses.||Bachelor's degree||$63,430|
|Logisticians||Analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain—the system that moves a product from supplier to consumer. They manage the entire life cycle of a product, which includes how a product is acquired, distributed, allocated, and delivered.||Bachelor's degree||$74,260|
|Management Analysts||Propose ways to improve an organization’s efficiency. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.||Bachelor's degree||$81,320|
|Market Research Analysts||Study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.||Bachelor's degree||$62,150|
|Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners||Coordinate all aspects of events and professional meetings. They arrange meeting locations, transportation, and other details.||Bachelor's degree||$46,840|
|Personal Financial Advisors||Provide advice on investments, insurance, mortgages, college savings, estate planning, taxes, and retirement to help individuals manage their finances.||Bachelor's degree||$89,160|
|Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents||Ensure that federal, state, and local governments get their tax money from businesses and citizens. They review tax returns, conduct audits, identify taxes owed, and collect overdue tax payments.||Bachelor's degree||$51,430|
|Training and Development Specialists||Plan, conduct, and administer programs that train employees and improve their skills and knowledge.||Bachelor's degree||$58,210|