The finance industry is a critical sector that employs millions of people. The Finance Career Cluster prepares students for careers in financial and investment planning, banking, insurance and business financial management. Finance career opportunities are available in every sector of the economy and require skill in organization, time management, customer service and communication.

This career cluster is organized into four career pathways:
  • Banking and related services
  • Business financial management
  • Financial and investment planning
  • Insurance services


Students in finance learn and practice skills that prepare them for diverse post-high school education and training opportunities, from apprenticeships and two-year college programs to four-year college and graduate programs.

CTE classes in this cluster will introduce you to a variety of interesting careers including:
  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Development officer
  • Financial analyst
  • Treasurer
  • Controller
  • Economist
  • Budget analyst
  • Personal financial advisor
  • Tax preparer
  • Investment advisor
  • Loan officer
  • Debt counselor
  • Actuary
  • Underwriter
  • Insurance appraiser
  • Bank teller