Financial Decision Making

Financial Management and Decision-Making

Career Outcomes / Resources for Financial Decision Making

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that business and financial operations jobs will grow at the above-average rate of 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, adding about 773,800 new jobs.

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With globalization, a growing economy, and a complex tax and regulatory environment producing a strong demand for accountants and auditors, an increased demand for market research analysts will also be seen, stemming predominantly from a growing usage of data and market research for evaluating customers, product demand, and marketing strategies.

The Financial Analyst job outlook is expected to grow 11 percent between 2016–2026

The BLS also predicts that the Financial Analyst job outlook is expected to grow 11 percent between 2016–2026, 3 percent faster than the average growth rate for most occupations.

Among the reasons for the strong growth around financial management are the new financial products and trading opportunities being introduced at home and abroad, with the latter contributing additional complexity to the already-existing panoply of investment choices requiring astute analysts.

Potential Finance Job Titles

  • Financial Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Trader
  • Acquisitions Associate
  • Research Associate

Average Salaries for Financial management

According to Glassdoor, the average base pay for a financial manager is $100,000/year, while the average base pay for entry-level finance positions in the United States is $92,000 and for those requiring 4–6 years of experience is $99,400.