What can you do with a College Major in Finance?
Where Can I Work?
With a business degree in Finance, you could work in exciting areas such as:
- Commercial Banking
- Corporate Finance
- Financial Planning
- Hedge Funds
- Investment Banking
- Money Management
- Private Equity
- Real Estate
Furthermore, a finance degree prepares a student for other exciting careers such as law or working in nonprofit organizations.
What Will I Be Paid?
Your salary will vary depending on the career path you take. According
to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov), the median annual
wage of financial analysts was $74,350 in May 2010; and $ 64,750 for personal
Payscale.com reported that the starting median salary including bonuses in 2012 for a Finance major working in a major financial center such as Philadelphia was $51,000 and the mid-career median salary for someone with 15 years of experience was $83,000.