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Aug 06

Why a Degree in Finance is So Important

Every child grows up dreaming about what they will be in life, some desire to be teachers others doctors and some firefighters. When college students make a career choice they may take years and may change their major multiple times. As a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh I believe the most useful major that a young person can choose today for a career in the future is a finance degree. A finance degree will allow a person to have the knowledge on how to effectively control their finances, give them vast employment opportunities, and allow them to contribute to individuals and the economy.

Graduate students will have the knowledge to make decisions about college debt, their first major investment, and future retirement plans. Finance degrees will help provide a healthy and relaxed marriage as many divorces and unhealthy relationships between spouses are due to disagreements over financial decisions. Parents with finance degrees will be able to make critical decisions about their children’s college funds, mortgages, and investment opportunities. The knowledge one uses to make decisions at home will help them bring real life examples to job opportunities they will have in the workforce.

Finance majors will have the opportunity to critically search the workforce for the best available employment. The field of finance is one of the fastest growing occupations over the last few years. This demand is resulting in higher starting salary and excellent benefits. Many college students’ worry how they will find employment and deal with the real world. Students with a finance degree will be optimistic because of the high job placement this career offers. Also finance majors will have an edge because they will work with different topics concerning the economy on a daily basis.

Finance majors have the responsibility to guide individuals and businesses to the best possible investment decisions for the future. They are required to be comfortable and up to date with the economy in order to guide others to secure financial decisions. Individuals must trust financial advisors to help them make choices about the assets they depend upon to survive. The main goal of a financial advisor is to provide all types of people with the guidance they will need to live a happy and enjoyable life.

As I plan for the future I realize the financial struggles my family must overcome. My dad has struggled finding employment and with me and my older sister in college it has been a burden for parents to help fund our tuition. The upcoming years will not be any better with my younger sister beginning college and my youngest sister continuing to attend day care. Despite these financial difficulties, I am determined to relieve this tension off our family. As I move on with life I will continue to use my strong work ethic to overcome this financial challenge. These challenges are exactly why a degree in finance is the best possible degree a young person can choose for the future.

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