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Posted October 18, 2015 by

Salary Data and Occupational Outcomes for Finance Majors

75.6% of recent graduates in this major are employed full-time. These are the top occupations for recent graduates in Finance:
Occupation First Year Avg. Salary Pct of Finance grads in this occ
Accountants and Auditors  $44,800 15.5%
Financial Managers  $51,100 6.6%
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents  $65,500 6.3%
Personal Financial Advisors  $42,200 5.3%
Computer Systems Analysts  $52,000 3.4%
Managers, All Other  $47,400 2.8%
Customer Service Representatives  $32,100 2.8%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products  $46,900 2.4%
Financial Analysts  $77,900 2.3%
Emergency Management Directors  $52,600 1.7%
Insurance Sales Agents  $25,200 1.7%
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants  $29,200 1.5%
Retail Salespersons  $49,000 1.5%
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks  $33,800 1.4%
Credit Analysts  $35,800 1.4%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers  $40,600 1.3%
First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers  $43,500 1.2%
Insurance Underwriters  $40,300 1.1%
Financial Clerks, All Other  $22,900 1.0%
Financial Specialists, All Other  $51,300 1.0%
Note: Values in the right hand column do not total to 100% as we do not include occupations of less than 1%. Data courtesy of Educate to Career.
Posted October 18, 2015 by

Salary Data and Occupational Outcomes for Economics (Business / Managerial) Majors

67.3% of recent graduates in this major are employed full-time. These are the top occupations for recent graduates in Economics (Business/Managerial):
Occupation First Year Avg. Salary Pct of Economics (Business/Managerial) grads in this occ
Accountants and Auditors  $52,900 10.5%
Computer Systems Analysts  $49,600 4.0%
Managers, All Other  $52,500 3.8%
Customer Service Representatives  $34,300 3.7%
Emergency Management Directors  $52,500 3.6%
Personal Financial Advisors  $54,400 3.4%
Financial Analysts  $111,800 3.1%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants  $27,800 3.0%
Financial Managers  $37,900 2.7%
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents  $70,800 2.6%
Retail Salespersons  $33,900 2.2%
Marketing Managers  $33,900 1.6%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers  $35,000 1.6%
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other  $39,400 1.6%
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants  $23,300 1.3%
Human Resources Specialists  $49,800 1.3%
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists  $56,500 1.3%
Office Clerks, General  $31,600 1.3%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products  $38,000 1.1%
Credit Analysts  $44,800 1.1%
Receptionists and Information Clerks  $23,400 1.1%
Economists  $44,200 1.1%
Insurance Sales Agents  $34,000 1.0%
Note: Values in the right hand column do not total to 100% as we do not include occupations of less than 1%. Data courtesy of Educate to Career.
Posted July 10, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Here are 12 of the Best Jobs in 2014

For recent college graduates searching for jobs, the following post includes an infographic highlighting 12 of the best positions in 2014.

Are you coming face-to-face with an important career decision? Do you know what career path you want to go down? According to our friends at Job Cluster, there are 12 professions that you must keep an eye on going forward in 2014. After all, these professions have grown by at least 7% from 2010-2013.

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Posted July 02, 2013 by

Best Careers for Aspirants Holding MBA Degree

An MBA certificate with a pen and calculator on top of it

An MBA certificate with a pen and calculator on top of it. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

1. Management Analyst: Management analysts are advisors who evaluate a business to give opinions on how to make a better organization, manage more professionally, and increase earnings. And a large number of employers, specifically those related to private sectors, desire to work with forecasters who have obtained an MBA degree.

As per the Labor Department, 26% of management analysts are self employed. Pursuing their own business can be very valuable. (more…)

Posted March 13, 2013 by

Filling Finance Jobs a Challenge for CFOs

If you’re looking for a job in finance, then employers are looking for you.  Learn more in the following post.

The outlook for professionals such as financial analysts and senior accountants is increasingly bright, and talent shortages are leading to higher salaries for in-demand specialties, new research from Robert Half International shows. Nearly three in five (59 percent) chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed for a Robert Half survey said it is at least somewhat challenging to find skilled financial professionals today. (more…)

Posted April 18, 2012 by

13 Best Jobs for College Graduates

As college graduates prepare to enter the real world, they are hoping for a better job market to search for potential opportunities.  Hopefully, graduates will find positions in their respective fields.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, some areas are expected to flourish, leading to more jobs in this decade.  If you are a graduate who plans to work in one of the following fields, then your chances of getting a job look pretty good. (more…)

Posted February 13, 2012 by

10 Jobs If Communication is Your Thing

Most jobs require employees to have specific skills, but many workers struggle to find jobs that complement their skill sets. Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., explains in the new edition of his book, 150 Best Jobs for Your Skills, that by discovering their greatest skills, workers can find jobs they enjoy and at which they excel.

Communication is an essential skill for many occupations, and Shatkin offers this list of 10 best jobs that require a high level of communication skills: (more…)

Posted December 02, 2011 by

Survey: Professional-Level Hiring Expected to Increase in First Quarter of 2012; Executives See Rise in Recruiting Challenges

Employers expect to increase hiring for professional-level positions in the first quarter, but they have concerns about finding qualified candidates for these roles, a new Robert Half survey shows. A net 10 percent of executives interviewed for the Robert Half Professional Employment Report plan to add full-time staff in the first three months of the year, up three points from the fourth-quarter forecast. However, the number of respondents who report recruiting challenges also is on the rise: 67 percent of executives said it is at least somewhat challenging to find skilled employees today, up from 59 percent last quarter and 42 percent in the third quarter.

Eighty-seven percent of respondents said they are at least somewhat confident in their organizations’ ability to grow in the first quarter. (more…)