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Accounting and Finance Pathway

Have you heard of the Career Technical Education (CTE) Accounting and Finance Pathway? If you are interested in business, like working with numbers, and are detailed oriented this CTE Career Pathway is one to check out.

Salt Lake City was recently recognized as “a key financial locale” by eFinancialCareers.com. Goldman Sachs, a “Wall Street powerhouse,” and the Royal Bank of Scotland are expanding their offices to Salt Lake City. David Lang, Managing Director for Goldman Sachs said that, “Utah has a robust business environment and infrastructure. . .The strong talent pool is a validation of our growth here.”

Read the article titled “Unexpected Wall Street” to learn more about Salt Lake City being recognized as one of the three key U.S. metro areas for finance. “Salt Lake City may be some distance from Wall Street, but more and more financial markets professionals are calling it home.”

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics approximately 48,000 residents in Salt Lake City work in the area of financial services. In Utah, financial specialists occupations are projected to increase 3 percent through the year 2018.

Megan Jensen

Megan Jensen, a student at Piute High School, is on the path to a successful and fulfilling career in accounting. “I started taking CTE classes in 7th grade. I found that I really liked the business and computer classes. As I got into high school, I kept taking classes like accounting, computer tech., web design, word processing, and business communications. I also joined FBLA when I was a freshman, which has helped me to further my business leadership skills. Taking these courses and joining FBLA has helped me to decide that I want [a career in] Accounting and Business Management.”

For information on salary projections, labor market demand, and training options in the Accounting and Finance Pathway log on to UtahFutures.org. Get started!

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