Finance Cluster

The career cluster prepares for careers that relate to making strategic decisions to obtain, save, protect and grow the financial assets of businesses and individuals. It includes careers in planning and related services for financial and investment planning, banking, insurance and business financial management.

Typical High School Classes

  • Accounting
  • Personal Finance
  • Business Economics
  • Wealth Building and Financial Management
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics

Career & Technical Student Organizations

Get involved with these organizations that support Finance!

DECA
FBLA

H3 Occupations & Average Entry Wage

Accountants and Auditors – $42,734
Loan Officers – $44,323
Financial Managers – $76,926
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators – $39,957
Financial Analysts – $51,111
Personal Financial Advisors – $40,472
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents – $33,468
Credit Analysts – $45,054
Actuaries – $59,685
Budget Analysts – $46,736

Find more H3 jobs at: h3.ne.gov

*This H3 list based on projected highest number of openings in Nebraska through 2024. Source: Nebraska Department of Labor, Office of Labor Market Information

Education Pathways to begin your career

 

Pathway Certificate Diploma Associate’s Degree Bachelor’s Degree Military
ACCOUNTING
ACTUARIAL SCIENCE
AGRIBUSINESS
ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT  / SPECIALIST
BANKING AND FINANCE SERVICES
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL ANALYST / PLANNER
BUSINESS, MARKETING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TEACHER
ECONOMICS
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES
INSURANCE SERVICES
INVESTMENTS AND SECURITIES
MEDICAL INSURANCE CODING/ BILLING/ CLAIMS
TAX PREPARATION

Check out all education and training options. Entry into these careers may begin with:

  • Apprenticeships
  • On-the-job training
  • Attaining stackable credentials
  • Entry-level employment

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