What Can You Do With A Major In Financial Services?

The major in financial services is designed for the student who is interested in a career in the dynamic financial services sector which includes personal financial planning, banking, insurance, and related areas. The financial planning track integrates finance, accounting, employee benefits, and insurance. The objective is to prepare the student for careers in the growing fields of financial services and financial planning. This track also emphasizes communication skills. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for the examinations leading to professional designation such as Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC).


Some Related Career Titles

(To research these titles and more go to: (Occupational Outlook Handbook) and see the related print resources in the Career Services Library).


Entry Level Jobs 


Commodities Trader

Credit Counselor

Credit Analyst








2 Years Minimum Experience Needed Positions and/or Master Degree 

Audit Manager

Bank Manger

Payroll Administrator


General Career Directions

  • Audit Manger  
  • Bank Manager  
  • Claim Adjuster/Examiner  
  • Commodities Trader  
  • Consumer Credit/Loan Officer  
  • Credit Counselor  
  • Financial Planner
  • Insurance Agent/Broker  
  • Loan Officer
  • Management Accountant  
  • Mutual Fund Manager  
  • Payroll Administrator  
  • Portfolio Analyst  
  • Trust Analyst  


Typical Employers/Work Settings 

  • Accounting Firms
  • Airline Companies
  • Auto Companies
  • Broking Firms
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Commercial Banks
  • Financial Institutions
  • Government Agencies  
  • Independent Financial Advising
  • Insurance Companies
  • Investment Firms
  • Investment Trust Companies
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Real Estate Agencies 


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Beginning Salary Range 

For updated salary information exclusive to the State of Florida go to: http://www.FLChoices.org


National Average:  Entry Level with a Bachelor’s Degree: $49,000 -From the Spring 2008 NACE Salary Survey (National Association of Colleges and Employers)   Note: starting salaries directly correlate with level of each student's GPA, Internship Experience and professionalism. 

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Links To Professional Associations 

Professional Associations are important to explore because many offer student memberships and can give you access to other professionals and their experiences, research, convention or workshop opportunities, professional development and most importantly job databases.

American Association of Finance and Accounting
American Bankers Association
American Financial Services Association
Financial Services Technology Consortium
Government Finance Officers Association         



Job Search Information 

National Organizations or Databases 


 http://www.financialcareerzone.com- Financial careers 



Graduate Schools 

Local Programs - Master of Business Administration and other related programs 

University of North Florida  
Barry University 
Florida A&M 
Florida International University 
University of Florida
University of West Florida 

Other resources for graduate program research



Link To UNF Program 


The  Coggin College of Business   at the University of North Florida offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in  Financial Services.