Finance


What is Finance?


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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, finance is the science that describes the management of money, banking, credit, investments and assets. It explores the process of resource allocation over time. Finance studies the allocation of resources in a world of uncertainty and risk.

With a degree in finance, students are prepared for careers in finance with financial services firms, brokerage and investment houses, banks, insurance companies and business of every character, domestic and international; along with a wide variety of financial services organizations in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

Finance professionals with money management, financial decision making and financial planning skills are essential to keeping businesses and households running smoothly.

 

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Related Career Titles


Accountants, Auditors, Account Executives, Actuaries, Sales Managers, Advertising Managers, Budget Analysts, Financial Analysts, Banking Advisors, Financial Managers, Financial Services Sales Agents, Portfolio Manager, Investor, Loan Officers, Real Estate Brokers, Insurance Sales Agents, Economists, Bank Tellers

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Job Search Engines

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Banking and Financial Services Career Network helps professionals like you reach the "hidden job market" where recruiters often fill financial jobs that are never publicly advertised as available. We help make these opportunities available to you by working with recruiters to post these banking jobs in our job search database.

Career Bank allows you to find the best jobs in finance anywhere in the United States. You can search positions, post your résumé and gain valuable knowledge about interviewing trends in the finance world.

Financial Job Bank offers one of the largest job posting databases on the Web. Access their job search engine to find great local job openings in your area of interest, or post your résumé and let employers find you.

TweetMyJobs is a revolutionary new job search and recruitment tool. As the leader in social recruiting, they’ll match you with relevant job openings or candidates and help you find jobs or employees faster than traditional methods.

World Newspapers - Magazines was started in 2002 as a provider of what is going on around the world; all in one place. World-Newspapers.com provides links to thousands of news sources covering every world's country and many of subjects that could be of relevance to the job searcher.

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Research Resources

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About.com offers a variety of career planning and financial news regarding an occupation in finance.

Accumulating Money Finance Directory is all about money and personal finance. In order to make money you have to understand how it works. Topics include all things financial, namely investing, taxes, credit, debt, retirement, spending, saving and more.

Careers in Finance is designed to help you find rewarding and interesting jobs in finance. You will find some comprehensive information on this site for this and a number of other career areas. You will also find links to quite a few other sites, finance job listings, recommended books and a list of helpful headhunters.

Degree Story allows anyone with school or job experience to share things they've learned, observations they've made, or anything else they'd like to say about the degree they chose. For anyone researching degree options, they can easily look up different degrees and read stories from real people with those degrees about their school and job experiences.

eFinancial Careers is a Dice Holdings company and serves the global financial community as the leading network of career sites for professionals working in banking and the financial markets as well as those firms seeking to employ them.

Federal Jobs by College Major - USAJobs has created a list to help you choose the right career field, we have prepared the following table that groups Federal jobs that are often filled by college graduates with appropriate academic majors.

The Money Alert Article Directory will help you keep abreast of important information so you can ace your job interview. Articles that you'll find focus on a wide range of personal finance topics, with an emphasis on investing, retirement planning and insurance subjects.

TweetMyJobs is a revolutionary new job search and recruitment tool. As the leader in social recruiting, they’ll match you with relevant job openings or candidates and help you find jobs or employees faster than traditional methods.

World Newspapers - Magazines was started in 2002 as a provider of what is going on around the world; all in one place. World-Newspapers.com provides links to thousands of news sources covering every world's country and many of subjects that could be of relevance to the job searcher.

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Salary Information

Salary Information

Robert Half provides a Salary Center that includes in-depth information about emerging hiring trends based on research and information. With this salary calculator you can find what finance professionals are making in various parts of the country.

Salary.com allows you to search the average salary ranges for jobs in the financial services category. If you know the pay grade of the job you are searching for, you can narrow down this list to only view financial services jobs that pay less than $30K, $30K-$50K, $50K-$80K, $80K-$100K, or more than $100K. If you are unsure how much your financial services job pays, you can choose to either browse all financial services salaries below or you can search all financial services salaries.


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National / State Associations

Associations

The American Finance Association is the premier academic organization devoted to the study and promotion of knowledge about financial economics.

Association for Financial Professionals serves a network of more than 16,000 treasury and finance professionals. AFP provides members with breaking news, economic research and data on the evolving world of treasury and finance, as well as world-class treasury certification programs, networking events, financial analytical tools, and training and public policy representation to legislators and regulators.

Commercial Finance Association is a forum for the consideration of inter-and intra-industry ideas and opportunities and provides current information on legislation and court decisions relating to asset-based financial services.

Financial Management Association (FMA) is the global leader in developing and disseminating knowledge about financial decision making. FMA's members include academicians and practitioners worldwide.

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