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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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FAMILY TREE
OccupationOccupation PictureJob SummaryEntry-Level Education2015 Median Pay
Accountants and AuditorsPrepare 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 EstateProvide 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 AnalystsHelp public and private institutions organize their finances. They prepare budget reports and monitor institutional spending.Bachelor's degree$71,590
Buyers and Purchasing AgentsBuy 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 InvestigatorsEvaluate 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 SpecialistsConduct 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 EstimatorsCollect 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 AnalystsProvide 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 ExaminersEnsure 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
FundraisersOrganize 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 SpecialistsRecruit, 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 UnderwritersDecide 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 SpecialistsInterpret and administer labor contracts regarding issues such as wages and salaries, healthcare, pensions, and union and management practices.Bachelor's degree$58,820
Loan OfficersEvaluate, authorize, or recommend approval of loan applications for people and businesses.Bachelor's degree$63,430
LogisticiansAnalyze 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 AnalystsPropose 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 AnalystsStudy 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 PlannersCoordinate all aspects of events and professional meetings. They arrange meeting locations, transportation, and other details.Bachelor's degree$46,840
Personal Financial AdvisorsProvide 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 AgentsEnsure 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 SpecialistsPlan, conduct, and administer programs that train employees and improve their skills and knowledge.Bachelor's degree$58,210
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