In these occupations, workers are involved in day-to-day activities of running a business or with matters related to money
Overall employment in business and financial occupations is projected to grow 7 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations; this increase is expected to result in about 715,100 new jobs over the decade. In addition to new jobs from growth, opportunities arise from the need to replace workers who leave their occupations permanently. About 980,200 openings each year, on average, are projected to come from growth and replacement needs.
The median annual wage for this group was $76,570 in May 2021, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $45,760.
BLS employment projections, wage, and other data for related occupations not shown in the following table are available on the Data for Occupations Not Covered in Detail page. Information highlighting physical demands, cognitive and mental requirements, and other qualifications for workers in this group are available in a BLS Occupational Requirements Survey (ORS) profile.
|OCCUPATION||JOB SUMMARY||ENTRY-LEVEL EDUCATION||2021 MEDIAN PAY|
|Accountants and Auditors||
Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records.
|Property Appraisers and Assessors||
Property appraisers and assessors provide a value estimate on real estate and on tangible personal and business property.
Budget analysts help public and private organizations plan their finances.
|Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and Investigators||
Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators evaluate insurance claims.
|See How to Become One||$64,710|
|Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists||
Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists oversee wage and nonwage programs that an organization provides to its employees in return for their work. They also evaluate position descriptions to determine details such as classification and salary.
Cost estimators collect and analyze data in order to assess the time, money, materials, and labor required to make a product or provide a service.
Financial analysts guide businesses and individuals in decisions about expending money to attain profit.
Financial examiners ensure compliance with laws that govern institutions handling monetary transactions.
Fundraisers organize events and campaigns to raise money and other kinds of donations for an organization.
|Human Resources Specialists||
Human resources specialists recruit, screen, and interview job applicants and place newly hired workers in jobs. They also may handle compensation and benefits, training, and employee relations.
Insurance underwriters evaluate insurance applications and decide whether to provide insurance, and under what terms.
|Labor Relations Specialists||
Labor relations specialists interpret and administer labor contracts.
Loan officers evaluate, authorize, or recommend approval of loan applications.
Logisticians analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain.
Management analysts recommend ways to improve an organization’s efficiency.
|Market Research Analysts||
Market research analysts study consumer preferences, business conditions, and other factors to assess potential sales of a product or service.
|Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners||
Meeting, convention, and event planners arrange all aspects of events and professional gatherings.
|Personal Financial Advisors||
Personal financial advisors provide advice to help individuals manage their money and plan for their financial future.
|Project Management Specialists||
Project management specialists coordinate the budget, schedule, staffing, and other details of a project.
|Purchasing Managers, Buyers, and Purchasing Agents||
Buyers and purchasing agents buy products and services for organizations. Purchasing managers oversee the work of buyers and purchasing agents.
|Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents||
Tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents determine how much is owed in taxes and collect tax from individuals and businesses on behalf of the government.
|Training and Development Specialists||
Training and development specialists plan and administer programs that improve the skills and knowledge of their employees.
The wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. Median wage data are from the BLS Occupational Employment Statistics survey.
Typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation.
Last Modified Date: Thursday, September 8, 2022