Business & Finance

Bergen County Technical Schools has a virtual trading floor, designed to prepare students for careers in finance

Graduating from high school with business office and management skills or an understanding of the basics of finance gives all students a leg up in the world of work, no matter what their plans for their next steps might be.

Many county vocational-technical school districts offer programs in current business technologies that prepare students to enter the workforce immediately, often with computer certifications. These students also develop the “soft skills” that employers value, like personal responsibility, teamwork and communications skills.

Several districts offer programs in finance, which give students the opportunity for in-depth study of various business subjects, including accounting, marketing, management, investing and international business.

Here are just a few of the career pathways in these industries:

  • Accountant
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Financial Analyst
  • General Operations Manager
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Stockbroker
  • Actuary
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Executive Secretary
  • Financial Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Personal Financial Advisor
Morris County Vocational School District's 2018 Business Partner of the Year is Prudential Financial, whose staff has worked with the students on various group and individual projects
Columbia Bank has a branch office in the lobby of Passaic County Technical Institute, staffed in part by students

For students and parents:

To see what business and finance programs the county vocational-technical school in your county offers, find your school.


For more information in careers in business and finance:

Check out videos on various career pathways in finance, and in business, management and administration at NJCareerConnections.

O*Net Online has comprehensive information on all types of jobs, including surveys that help people find careers they might enjoy.