Distinct Groups (32): https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes130000.htm
The Business and Financial Operations occupation profiles compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in May 2016 and modified in March 2017) include specific information about 32 distinct occupational job types.
Explore the qualifications and nature of each job type through links on this page and throughout the site. Discover new jobs in banking, finance, accounting, business, government, or financial operations.
Within this occupational group, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has designated the following job types as having a “Bright Outlook” status, meaning they are projected to display “Rapid Growth” and/or “Numerous Job Openings” during the period between 2016-2026. “Rapid Growth” means the category is projected to grow faster than average (employment increase of 10% or more), and “Numerous Job Openings” is defined as projected to have 100,000 or more job openings during this time period.
|Accountants and Auditors||Rapid Growth & Numerous Job Openings||Video|
|Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate||Rapid Growth||Video|
|Business Operations Specialists, All Other||Numerous Job Openings||Video|
|Cost Estimators||Rapid Growth||Video|
|Credit Counselors||Rapid Growth||Video|
|Financial Analysts||Rapid Growth||Video|
|Financial Examiners||Rapid Growth||Video|
|Financial Specialists, All Other||Rapid Growth||Video|
|Loan Officers||Rapid Growth||Video|
|Management Analysts||Rapid Growth||Video|
|Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists||Rapid Growth||Video|
|Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners||Rapid Growth||Video|
|Personal Financial Advisors||Rapid Growth||Video|
|Tax Preparers||Rapid Growth||Video|
|Training and Development Specialists||Rapid Growth||Video|
If you are interested in assessing long-term trends and comparing the Bureau’s annual surveys beginning in 1988 see here.
Fast Facts: The Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”) estimates that 7,281,190 are employed in this occupational group earning the “mean annual wage” (as defined below) of $75,070.
In general, the “mean” is the sum of the total values (e.g., wages) in the data set or survey divided by number of values (while the “median” is the middle value in same the sequence. The term “mean annual wage” (or “MAW”) is calculated by multiplying the mean hourly wage as determined by the BLS by a “year-round, full-time” hours figure of 2,080 hours. So, for example, the Business and Financial Operations group’s mean hourly wage of $36.09, multiplied by 2,080, results in the mean annual wage of $75,070.
Did you know? Northern California metropolitan areas lead the way in salaries in this occupational group with San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($101,450), San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division ($100,760) and San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division ($100,500) taking the top three spots, followed by Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division ($89,470) at No.8. Though Los Alamos County, New Mexico nonmetropolitan area has only 1,320 jobs in this occupation, it still registers the highest concentration (87.30 per 1,000) among nonmetropolitan areas.
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Sources: In addition to specific citations noted, supplementary source materials include the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.