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Industry: Data, Information Management, and Financial Services

Careers in Data, Information Management, and Financial Services offer opportunities in a variety of environments including healthcare, private corporation, government agencies, financial and banking institutions, consulting firms, and telecommunications. People interested in this cluster of careers often enjoy problem-solving, mathematics, data analysis, computer programming, and systems design. Skills used in this area include, but are not limited to: industry-specific technical skills, problem solving skills, analytical skills, database management, and written/verbal communication. We invite you to explore this cluster to determine if it is a good fit for you and leverage our resources to launch your job, internship, or graduate school search.

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Example Career Paths and Job Titles

  • Data/Business Analyst
  • Business Consultant
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Product Manager
  • Data Scientist
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Business Strategist
  • Analytics Manager
  • Branch Manager
  • Commercial/Personal/Mortgage Lender
  • Loan Officer
  • Cyber Security Specialist
  • Investment Banker
  • Wealth Manager
  • Loan Officer/Lender
  • Financial Advisor/Planner
  • Wealth/Portfolio/Asset Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Credit Analyst/Specialist
  • Revenue Specialist
  • Contract Manager
  • Underwriter
  • Risk Analyst
  • Purchasing/Procurement Specialist
  • Investment Banker
  • Actuary
  • Claims Manager/Adjuster/Examiner
  • Loss Control Specialist
  • Sales Agent
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Tax Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Payable Specialist
  • Auditor
  • Management Accountant
  • Cost Accountant
  • Budget Analyst
  • Payroll Accountant/Specialist
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Software Developer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Systems Manager
  • Web Developer
  • Database Administrator
  • Security Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • Health Information Technician
  • Systems Analyst

Career Resources

Below are a few platforms you can use to explore and learn more about Data, Information Management, and Financial Services:

Please consider viewing other industry clusters pages besides Data, Information Management, and Financial Services as there can be overlap.

You can view a list of student organizations related to business on VolLink or by going to the Student Organization website for the Haslam College of Business. Below are a few examples of some student organizations:

  • Economics Club
  • Business Analytics Society
  • Women in Business Analytics at Tennessee
  • Financial Management Association
  • Tennessee Capital Markets Society
  • UT Investment Group
  • AIM Accounting Alliance
  • Beta Alpha Psi
  • National Association of Black Accountants
  • VolHacks
  • HackUTK
  • Association for Information Science and Technology
Professional Organizations can be helpful in exploring more about careers, finding job opportunities, and connecting with professionals in your area of interest. Many have their own job search boards along with a way to sign up for job alerts. You can view a list of Professional Organizations associated with your area/major on What Can I Do With This Major. Below are a few examples of some professional organizations:

Below are a few platforms you can use to research specific job opportunities within Data, Information Management, and Financial Services:

Graduate School Application Resources Many graduate school resources can be found on our Prepare for Graduate School website, including deciding on graduate school, resumes, letters of recommendation, and admissions essays/personal statements. Graduate School Applications take time and will require roughly 6-9 months of preparation. Below are some links you may find helpful: