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9: Financial Manager
Median Salary: $97,074
Salary Growth (2009–2015): +21%
Total Employees: 19,900
Change in Employees (2009–2015): +17%
This group of managers are employed by insurance companies, real estate firms, stockbrokers and security exchanges. They are responsible for business development and ensuring their team meets the established objectives. You need a university degree in business administration or a finance-related discipline to enter the field. Then, it’s about accumulating experience in the particular industry you’re interested in to be considered for a management role.