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Careers in Consumer and Family Financial Services

Majoring in Consumer and Family Financial Services prepares you for a career helping people, businesses or organizations make sense of complex financial issues. Learn about some of the actual careers Ohio State students and alumni landed with their degree.

Learn the requirements to earn a degree in consumer and family financial services.

Student jobs and internships

  • 21st Century Fin. – Intern
  • Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity, Inc. – VP of Finance
  • Ameriprise Financial – Advisor Internship
  • Bloom Township – Fiscal Officer Intern
  • Columbus Chamber of Commerce – Business Development Intern
  • Department of Commerce – Intern
  • DeShurko Investment Advisors – Intern
  • Fairfield Investments and Wealth Mgt – Intern, Assistant Financial Planner
  • Farmers Insurance – Agent
  • Fifth Third Bank – Customer Service Rep.
  • Gloeckner Financial Group – Financial Planning Intern
  • JP Morgan Chase – Bank Teller
  • Mayadev Pension and Financial Services – Financial Services Assistant
  • Medco Health Solution – Customer Service Representative
  • Merrill Lynch – Intern
  • The Ohio State University – Accounts Payable Clerk, Athletics Event Intern, Rec Sports Marketing Asst., Resident Advisor, Telecounselor Student Manager
  • Scarlet and Gray Financial – Financial Wellness Coach
  • Summit Financial Strategies, Inc. – Paraplanner
  • WalMart – Management Intern
  • Wildman Business Group – Accounts Receivable

Employment within one year

  • Emergitech – Proposals Manager
  • Everhart Financial Group, Inc. – Partner
  • First Investors Corporation – Registered Rep.
  • Hyre and Associates Wealth Strategies – Financial Planning Coordinator
  • Huntington Bank – Senior Personal Banker
  • JPMorgan Chase – New Account Principal, Compliance Support Rep, Consumer Loan Specialist
  • Keeler and Nadler Wealth Management – Financial Planner
  • Laird Norton Wealth Management – Client Services Assoc.
  • Mark H. Zangmeister Center – Financial Counselor
  • Merkel Financial Services – Assistant
  • Merrill Lynch – Financial Advisor
  • Nationwide Financial – Acquisition Manager, Broker Dealer Account Transfer Rep Investment Analyst, Territory Dev Director, Training Coordinator
  • Northwestern Mutual – Assoc. Financial Advisor, Financial Services Representative
  • Protective Life – Hybrid Life Consultant
  • Quicken Loans – Mortgage Banker
  • Scottrade – Stockbroker, Investment Consultant
  • Summit Financial Strategies – Staff Financial Advisor
  • The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company – Customer Service Rep, Project Specialist, Analyst
  • trueNorth Financial Services, LLC – Paraplanner
  • Western and Southern Financial Group – Sales Rep.
  • Vermont Energy Investment – Residential Account Manager

Professional positions: 3-5 years post-graduation

  • Abacus Corporation – Onsite Staffing Coordinator
  • Budros, Ruhlin and Roe – Assistant Wealth Manager
  • Collabera – Internal Auditor
  • Columbus Blue Jackets – Human Resources
  • General Dynamics – Senior Financial Analyst
  • JPMorgan Chase – Personal Banker
  • Nationwide Insurance – Associate Relations Representative

Professions other than financial services

  • Retail Management
  • Public Relations
  • Family and Youth Programs Assistant
  • Consumer Products Catalog Manager
  • Human Resources Recruiter, Staffing
  • Before- and After-School Educator
  • Technology Sales

Professions with an advanced degree

  • Center for Learning Excellence – Assistant Director
  • Fairfield Investments and Wealth Management – Owner
  • Hamilton Capital Management – Associate Vice President
  • Meeting Human Needs – Consultant
  • The Ohio State University – Adjunct Professor
  • The Ohio State University at Marion – Adjunct Professor
  • State of Ohio – Account Examiner
  • Summit Financial Strategies – Financial Advisor
  • Sutliff Financial Planning – Financial Planner

Pay, job outlook and work environment

Data for the following professional area is available at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

A Consumer and Family Financial Services degree develops skills that transfer to other professions, including:

Activities to enhance your hiring potential

  • Build a LinkedIn profile to 100 percent
  • Conduct research with a faculty mentor
  • Intern at a bank, brokerage or financial services firm
  • Join a professional association
  • Lead a related student organization
  • Master computer application skills
  • Minor in business, communications, statistics
  • Prepare for license exams
  • Read career periodicals for trends and legislative issues
  • Volunteer