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Bonds and Mutual Funds
Careers in Finance
Explore careers in finance and related areas by learning more the job outlook, career clusters, and career pathways for each job profiled in the chapters of Personal Finance. As you do the research activities and examine these careers, you might discover other jobs that interest you.
Career Clusters A career cluster is a group of similar occupations and industries. Career clusters were developed by the U.S. Department of Education as a way to organize career planning. These are some of the career clusters that are featured in Personal Finance:
Career Pathways A career pathway is an area of concentration within a career cluster. Each pathway contains a group of careers requiring similar academic and technical skills as well as similar industry certifications or postsecondary education.
Certified Financial Planner
Financial and Investment Planning
Jobs in this pathway involve managing other people's money and helping other people reach their financial goals. Jobs include:
Personal Financial Advisor*
Real Estate Asset Manager
Securities Sales Agent
To see all the career pathways in this career cluster, click on http://www.glencoe.com/sec/careers/cclusters/pdf/cluster_finance.pdf
- Find out the job outlook and salary range for this career and write them down. Go to the Bureau of Labors online Occupational Outlook Handbook to learn more about this career: http://www.bls.gov/oco/.
- List two job openings for this job or a related job in any U.S. city. Go to an online job site to find job openings for this career: www.monster.com.