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Careers

Job/Career Titles

  • Actuary
  • Banking
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Executive
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Compensation Manager
  • Consultant
  • Corporate Finance
  • Credit Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Economic Analyst
  • Economist*
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Forecasting
  • Investment Analyst
  • Loan Officer
  • Management
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Planner, Program Services
  • Policy Advisor
  • Professor*
  • Project Administrator
  • Researcher*
  • Risk Management
  • Sales
  • Statistician
  • Underwriter
  • Urban or Regional Planner

*Advanced education preferred

Employers

General Industry

  • Banks & Insurance Companies
  • Business & Corporations
  • Communications Companies
  • Computer & Data Processing
  • Consulting Firms
  • Economics & Market Research Firms
  • Government Agencies
  • Manufacturing Firms
  • Securities & Commodities Brokers

Minnesota Employers

  • Aerotek
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • C.H. Robinson
  • Capital One
  • Cargill
  • FedEx
  • General Mills
  • IBM 
  • Mergis Group
  • Target
  • TCF Corporation
  • United Health Group
  • U.S. Bank
  • Wealth Enhancement Group
  • Wells Fargo

Salary and Outlook

Starting Salary Range:
$44,000-$67,000

*Subject to vary by career, company, location, and experience

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Skills and Traits

  • Communication skills
  • Competitive
  • Computer skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Detail oriented
  • Good at analyzing data
  • Good at seeing patterns/trends
  • Highly motivated
  • Investigative
  • Objectivity
  • Problem solving
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Strong report writing
  • Work independently