Real Jobs for Real Majors: What Can I do with a Major in Accounting, Finance, or Economics?

Real jobs for college graduates who major in accounting, finance, or economics.

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Explore your career choices in this section of Quintessential Careers, which provides you with real job titles and careers that correspond with specific college majors. While your degree is important, so too is what you major in while in college.

Job titles for graduates with accounting, finance, or economics degrees:

  • Actuary
  • Appraiser
  • Auditor
  • Bank Research Analyst
  • Bond Manager
  • Budget Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Consultant
  • Business Credit/Loan Specialist
  • Business Forecaster
  • Collection Agent
  • Commodities Trader
  • Compensation/Benefits Coordinator
  • Consumer Credit/Loan Officer
  • Credit Analyst
  • Credit Counselor
  • Economist
  • Estimator
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Financial Representative
  • Financial Researcher
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Government Accountant
  • Insurance Agent/Broker
  • Internal Auditor
  • Inventory Control Specialist
  • Investment Researcher
  • IRS Investigator
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Loan Officer
  • Market Analyst
  • Pension Fund Manager
  • Portfolio Analyst
  • Private (Management) Accountant
  • Property Manager
  • Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Rate Analyst
  • Securities Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Tax Accountant
  • Treasury Management Specialist
  • Trust Analyst
  • Underwriter Trainee

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