Programs of study
This cluster focuses on careers in financial and investment planning, banking, insurance and business financial management. Finance career opportunities are available in every sector of the economy. Some examples include:
- Financial Advisor
- Credit and Budget Analyst
Certifications and licensing
- Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
- QuickBooks Certificate
- STC Employability Skills Certificate
Money makes the world go round. There are thousands of banks in Texas and many brokerage, financial-service, insurance, and accounting firms.
Professionals who work in these companies manage investments and make loans, pay for storm damage, sell bonds and stock ATMs with cash, and more. If you are good at numbers, want to play the stock market, or enjoy working with the public, then Finance could be the right career cluster for you.
Courses provide students the opportunity to practice effective communication, master business technology, such as Microsoft Office, and acquire math skills used for budgeting, pricing, marketing, and many other areas of a company’s operations.
Some courses require an application and acceptance into the program
One of the best ways to acquire experience in your chosen career is by joining a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO).
Endorsement: Business & Industry