Finance

This career cluster prepares for careers that relate to making strategic decisions to obtain, save, protect and grow the financial assets of businesses and individuals. It includes careers in planning and related services for financial and investment planning, banking, insurance and business financial management.

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Core skills that are necessary for success in these occupations:

  • Management of Financial Resources – Making spending decisions and keeping track of what is spent
  • Mathematics – Using math to solve problems
  • Negotiation – Bringing people together to solve differences
  • Persuasion – Talking people into changing their minds or their behavior
  • Active Listening – Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • Judgment & Decision Making – Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • Programming – Writing computer programs
  • Writing – Writing things for co-workers or customers
  • Reading Comprehension – Reading work-related information
  • Speaking – Talking to others

Career Pathway

Insurance

Business Finance

Securities & Investments

Accounting

Banking Services

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