Financial Services Career Outlook

Percent Employed

100%

Employed

 

2020-2021 Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Program Snapshot Report (this statewide data may or may not include Northwood Tech graduates’ responses)

Employed in Related Field

83%

Employed in a Related Field

 

2020-2021 Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Program Snapshot Report (this statewide data may or may not include Northwood Tech graduates’ responses)

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$35,357 - $45,000

Range of Yearly Salary based on composite from Wisconsin's 16 technical college districts (WTCS) which may or may not include Northwood Tech graduates.


Careers

Typical positions available after graduation include:

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Financial Analyst

Financial analysts provide guidance to businesses and individuals making investment decisions. This includes helping individuals and businesses manage their finances.  

Loan Officer

Loan Officer 

A loan officer's responsibilities include reviewing, authorizing, and recommending loans for approval. They meet with applicants to determine their creditworthiness before deciding whether they will offer them a personal or commercial loan. Many loan officers start as a customer service representative, loan processor, or personal banker before becoming a loan officer.

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Insurance Sales or Broker

An insurance agent helps clients settle any claims on their insurance. They are responsible for customizing insurance programs to suit individual customer needs. They ensure that policy requirements are fulfilled, including completion of the appropriate forms and inspect property to examine its overall condition and decide its insurance risk. Insurance agents must have strong customer service skills and be able to work in an environment where they set their own schedules and goals.

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Investment Advisor

An investment advisor provides guidance to clients regarding their investment needs. Successful investment advisers help customers buy and sell stocks, bonds, mutual funds, exchange traded funds and other investments to grow their personal wealth and achieve retirement goals. Investment advisors need a strong financial background combined with exceptional customer service skills to help clients define and reach their financial goals.

 

Additional Opportunities include:

  • Business Manager or Owner
  • Loan Officer or Personal Banker
  • Sales or Sales Manager
  • Real Estate Sales or Broker
  • Stockbroker
  • Accountant/Bookkeeper

Related Programs

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your Financial Services associate degree at Northwood Tech, you can transfer to another college to continue your education and earn your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

Hear From Graduates

"As a student in this program, I have blossomed. I have picked up life-changing skills and much-needed confidence to be successful in today's tough job market. The staff has had a great impact on me and have done an outstanding job at fostering my education. My experience here has impacted my life in the most positive way."

Brittany M., Financial Services graduate

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