Employment of business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 591,800 new jobs. Globalization, a growing economy, and a complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to continue to lead to strong demand for accountants and auditors. In addition, increasing usage of data and market research in order to understand customers and product demand, and to evaluate marketing strategies, will lead to growing demand for market research analysts.
This median annual wage for business and financial occupations was $68,350 in May 2018, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $38,640.
2018 MEDIAN PAY
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Accountants and Auditors
Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records.
Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
Appraisers and assessors of real estate provide a value estimate on land and buildings.
Budget analysts help public and private institutions organize their finances.
Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and Investigators
Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators evaluate insurance claims.
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Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists conduct an organization’s compensation and benefits programs.
Cost estimators collect and analyze data in order to estimate the time, money, materials, and labor required to make a product or provide a service.
Financial analysts provide guidance to businesses and individuals making investment decisions.
Financial examiners ensure compliance with laws governing financial institutions and transactions.
Fundraisers organize events and campaigns to raise money and other kinds of donations for an organization.
Human Resources Specialists
Human resources specialists recruit, screen, interview, and place workers. They also handle employee relations, compensation and benefits, and training.
Insurance underwriters evaluate insurance applications and decide whether to provide insurance, and under what terms.
Labor Relations Specialists
Labor relations specialists interpret and administer labor contracts.
Loan officers evaluate, authorize, or recommend approval of loan applications for people and businesses.
Logisticians analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain.
Management analysts propose ways to improve an organization’s efficiency.
Market Research Analysts
Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service.
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
Meeting, convention, and event planners coordinate all aspects of events and professional meetings.
Personal Financial Advisors
Personal financial advisors provide advice to help individuals manage their finances and plan for their financial future.
Purchasing Managers, Buyers, and Purchasing Agents
Buyers and purchasing agents buy products and services for organizations. Purchasing managers oversee the work of buyers and purchasing agents.
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
Tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents determine how much is owed in taxes and collect tax from individuals and businesses on behalf of the government.
Training and Development Specialists
Training and development specialists plan and administer programs that improve the skills and knowledge of their employees.
2018 Median Pay
The wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. Median wage data are from the BLS Occupational Employment Statistics survey.
Typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation.
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