Finance Careers

Career Opportunities

Average to above average growth is expected for the Finance field. The need for financial advice is expected to grow rapidly. The increased complexity of security offerings should spur demand for financial expertise. Expanding global economy, increased investment levels, and regulations dictating more oversight are expected to drive job growth. Work Cited: Job Outlook 2006-2016, Career Services WSU

What Can I Do With This Degree?

  • Financial Analyst
  • Securities Analyst – Common Stock / Private Placements
  • Direct Loan Analyst
  • Portfolio Analyst
  • Mortgage Analyst
  • Banks Examiner
  • Budget Analyst
  • Lending Officer

Recent WSU graduates have accepted positions such as:

  • Universal Banker at U.S. Bank
  • Financial Analyst at Integrated Healthcare Strategies
  • Assistant Financial Representative at Mayo Clinic
  • Analyst at Kwik Trip
  • Financial Analyst at IBM

Employers Hiring WSU Graduates

  • Financial Corporations
  • Non Financial Corporations
  • Stock Brokers
  • Government
  • Accounting Related
  • Small Business Owner
Quick Facts
84.6% Placement rate for Finance grads within one year

Average U.S. Salary Offer: $50,356
National Association of Colleges and Employers

$73,150 average salary for financial analyst
$65,320 average salary for budget analyst