Careers For People Who Know About Economics and Accounting

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What these careers require you to know

Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
Career nameAvg salary

Treasurers and Controllers

direct financial activities, such as planning, procurement, and investments for all or part of an organization.
134330

Personal Financial Advisors

advise clients on financial plans using knowledge of tax and investment strategies, securities, insurance, pension plans, and real estate. Duties include assessing clients' assets, liabilities, cash flow, insurance coverage, tax status, and financial objectives.
118050

Investment Fund Managers

plan, direct, or coordinate investment strategy or operations for a large pool of liquid assets supplied by institutional investors or individual investors.
111230

Actuaries

analyze statistical data, such as mortality, accident, sickness, disability, and retirement rates and construct probability tables to forecast risk and liability for payment of future benefits. May ascertain insurance rates required and cash reserves necessary to ensure payment of future benefits.
110560

Economists

conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy. May collect and process economic and statistical data using sampling techniques and econometric methods.
109230

Environmental Economists

conduct economic analysis related to environmental protection and use of the natural environment, such as water, air, land, and renewable energy resources. Evaluate and quantify benefits, costs, incentives, and impacts of alternative options using economic principles and statistical techniques.
109230

Economics Professors

teach courses in economics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
106980

Investment Sales Agents

buy and sell securities in investment and trading firms and develop and implement financial plans for individuals, businesses, and organizations.
102860

Financial Sales Agents

sell financial services, such as loan, tax, and securities counseling to customers of financial institutions and business establishments.
102860

Financial Analysts

conduct quantitative analyses of information affecting investment programs of public or private institutions.
95320

Financial Examiners

enforce or ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing financial and securities institutions and financial and real estate transactions. May examine, verify, or authenticate records.
88310

Credit Analysts

analyze credit data and financial statements of individuals or firms to determine the degree of risk involved in extending credit or lending money. Prepare reports with credit information for use in decision making.
79720

Auditors

examine and analyze accounting records to determine financial status of establishment and prepare financial reports concerning operating procedures.
75280

Accountants

analyze financial information and prepare financial reports to determine or maintain record of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
75280

Budget Analysts

examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports.
75150

Real Estate Managers

plan, direct, or coordinate the selling, buying, leasing, or governance activities of commercial, industrial, or residential real estate properties. Includes managers of homeowner and condominium associations, rented or leased housing units, buildings, or land (including rights-of-way).
68240

Tax Examiners

determine tax liability or collect taxes from individuals or business firms according to prescribed laws and regulations.
57280

Municipal Clerks

draft agendas and bylaws for town or city council; record minutes of council meetings; answer official correspondence; keep fiscal records and accounts; and prepare reports on civic needs.
38230

Correspondence Clerks

compose letters or electronic correspondence in reply to requests for merchandise, damage claims, credit and other information, delinquent accounts, incorrect billings, or unsatisfactory services. Duties may include gathering data to formulate reply and preparing correspondence.
36340

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