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What is Finance?

Many occupations today require a college educated individual who can write and speak well, solve problems, learn new information quickly and work well with others on a team. This means that college graduates use their education in a wide variety of fields, and your future career may relate more to your personal career interests, work values and transferable skills than any specific academic major. However, the following list contains a representative sample of job titles of former graduates with a finance major. Use this as an idea list, and remember that it represents some, but certainly not all, of the careers you might consider. 

Students obtaining employment immediately upon graduation are usually those with the best college records and a willingness to relocate to find a job. Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelors' degree. 

CWU Finance Department

Related Career Titles
ActuaryActuaryAudit Manager
Bank ManagerBank RepresentativeBookkeeper
Branch ManagerBudget AnalystBusiness Analyst
Loan AdministratorBusiness ManagerChief Executive Officer
Chief Financial OfficerClaim Adjuster/ExaminerMutual Fund Manager
Mutual Fund TraderPayroll AdministratorPortfolio Analyst
Treasury Management SpecialistCommodities TraderConsumer Credit/Loan Officer
ControllerCost ManagerCPA
Credit CounselorCredit ManagerEconomist
EstimatorExternal AuditorFinance Writer
Financial AnalystFinancial ConsultantFinancial Economist
Property ManagerRate AnalystReal Estate Developer
Sales AnalystTrust AnalystFinancial Planner
Foreign Exchange TraderGovernment OfficialIndustrial/Institutional Buyer
Insurance Agent/BrokerInternational Trade SpecialistInvestment Banker
Investment ResearcherInvestor RelationsLoan Officer
Loan ProcessorManagement AccountantMarket Research Analyst
Mergers/Acquisitions MgrSecurities AnalystSecurities Broker
StockbrokerSystems Analyst 
Related Major Skills
Reading ComprehensionMathematics
MonitoringExamine Financial Records
Process Data-ComputersActive Listening
Critical ThinkingGive Advice On Finances
Prepare Financial ReportsComputer Skills
Writing & speaking skillsActive Learning
Plan & Administer BudgetsPrepare/Organize Records

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