What is Finance?

If you were looking at working with money and the strategies involved in making more money, the Finance career cluster may hold the career path for you. Pathways included in this cluster are accounting, bank services, business finance, insurance, and investments. For those who are interested in figuring out how money got to where it is, accounting may be a great option. Those who are interested in looking for market and economic trends in order to make more money might be interested in business finance or working with investments. Because of the large amount of responsibility involved in working with other people’s money, there is often more education required for each of these careers. However, it is possible to break into some of these fields after completing a two-year program. For example, completing a two-year program in accounting technology may allow a person to “keep the books” for a small company.