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Tech & Big Data are transforming traditional finance jobs, so with data analysis among your skills, you’re set to boost your earnings. Explore 470+ open business & finance jobs in Pittsburgh.

Business and Finance

Tech & Big Data are transforming traditional finance jobs, so with data analysis among your skills, you’re set to boost your earnings. Explore 470+ open business & finance jobs in Pittsburgh.

Hiring for Business and Financial Services talent is being shaped by the changing nature of the industry. This includes the shift of transactional banking to online and mobile channels, and the rise of powerful techniques and technologies that allow customer behaviors and other trends to be mined for rich insights into new ways of doing business. This changing landscape means that workers with strong customer service skills will be vital for building lasting customer relationships at a time when most customer interactions with banks are becoming more impersonal.

Additionally, workers with strong technical and analytical skills who are able to deliver the analytical insights or agile services that customers and employers expect are also in high demand. These trends are affecting Business and Finance roles, and Administration roles, in different ways. At the high-skill end, technology and the rise of big data has driven strong growth in demand for Analysts of all varieties; conversely administrative roles are declining as many of their functions are being absorbed by other occupations or replaced by automation. Despite slow growth, administrative roles have high replacement rates due to turnover, with over 21,000 open positions per year. Conversations with employers illuminated challenges attracting and retaining local talent. They indicate an attempt to build a stronger hook, through employee perks and other activities, to increase regional retention.

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Summary of Business and Finance Jobs in the Pittsburgh Region

2015 Employment
74,727
Median Salary
$58,985
Projected Growth Rate
2.46%
Annual Openings 2015-2025
5,920
Percentage Requiring Bachelor's Degree
70.63%

Occupations

Explore jobs in high demand in Business and Finance.

  • Accountants and Auditors

    14,232

  • Lawyers

    6,882

  • Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

    5,654

  • Management Analysts

    4,542

  • Business Operations Specialists, All Other

    4,441

  • Human Resources Specialists

    4,153

  • Financial Analysts

    3,584

  • Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products

    3,319

  • Training and Development Specialists

    2,823

  • Loan Officers

    2,577

  • Personal Financial Advisors

    23.00%

  • Financial Examiners

    17.00%

  • Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

    15.00%

  • Paralegals and Legal Assistants

    10.00%

  • Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

    8.00%

  • Accountants and Auditors

    7.00%

  • Management Analysts

    7.00%

  • Lawyers

    7.00%

  • Financial Analysts

    6.00%

  • Training and Development Specialists

    5.00%

  • Lawyers

    $122,220

  • Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers

    $90,700

  • Personal Financial Advisors

    $84,440

  • Financial Examiners

    $83,260

  • Management Analysts

    $73,220

  • Financial Specialists, All Other

    $72,750

  • Insurance Underwriters

    $71,520

  • Business Operations Specialists, All Other

    $69,490

  • Financial Analysts

    $68,200

  • Logisticians

    $66,520

Business and Finance Occupation Summary

Business and Finance Occupation Summary
Occupation Employment 2015 Median Salary Projected Growth Rate Projected Openings 2015-2025 % Requested BA
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 50 N/A 0.00% 4 0.00%
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 1,313 $52,080 5.00% 117 92.00%
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 3,319 $58,460 -1.00% 247 76.00%
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 2,420 $59,210 3.00% 194 62.00%
Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage 10 $64,330 1.00% 1 33.00%
Compliance Officers 2,042 $63,350 2.00% 144 89.00%
Cost Estimators 2,354 $61,850 5.00% 188 64.00%
Human Resources Specialists 4,153 $58,970 3.00% 336 72.00%
Labor Relations Specialists 1,139 $19,250 -10.00% 89 90.00%
Logisticians 874 $66,520 2.00% 68 79.00%
Management Analysts 4,542 $73,220 7.00% 370 96.00%
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners 490 $39,530 8.00% 49 37.00%
Fundraisers 395 $47,620 3.00% 35 36.00%
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 1,072 $55,620 1.00% 81 88.00%
Training and Development Specialists 2,823 $54,270 5.00% 221 66.00%
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 5,654 $60,230 15.00% 541 80.00%
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 4,441 $69,490 2.00% 354 84.00%
Accountants and Auditors 14,232 $62,560 7.00% 1,205 99.00%
Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 469 $39,780 -1.00% 35 65.00%
Budget Analysts 320 $64,920 2.00% 24 100.00%
Credit Analysts 556 $66,310 3.00% 48 89.00%
Financial Analysts 3,584 $68,200 6.00% 288 100.00%
Personal Financial Advisors 2,217 $84,440 23.00% 213 50.00%
Insurance Underwriters 459 $71,520 -16.00% 34 68.00%
Financial Examiners 430 $83,260 17.00% 44 100.00%
Credit Counselors 301 $39,390 5.00% 24 60.00%
Loan Officers 2,577 $51,880 1.00% 197 51.00%
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents 680 $55,350 -5.00% 48 25.00%
Tax Preparers 761 $31,450 0.00% 65 70.00%
Financial Specialists, All Other 1,088 $72,750 4.00% 86 98.00%
Lawyers 6,882 $122,220 7.00% 343 N/A
Judicial Law Clerks 30 $41,160 0.00% 2 N/A
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 130 $90,700 0.00% 6 N/A
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 1,766 $53,690 10.00% 135 N/A
Court Reporters 236 $31,040 1.00% 15 N/A
Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 843 $36,550 0.00% 53 N/A
Legal Support Workers, All Other 75 $52,290 -24.00% 5 N/A
Totals / Averages 74,727 $58,985 2.46% 5,920 70.63%
People who used to just take your money are now being asked to have a deeper understanding of the bank’s products and services, they are asked to be sales people. We are also adding digital specialist roles within each bank given that many of our customers need help accessing and using online banking technology.

Skills

Skill Demand for Business and Finance Workers

    • Accounting
    • Business Analysis
    • Financial Analysis
    • Business Process
    • Financial Reporting
    • Financial Statements
    • Account Reconciliation
    • Spreadsheets
    • Public Accounting
    • Risk Management

Skill Demand for Administrative Support Workers

    • Data Entry
    • Administrative Support
    • Accounting
    • Scheduling
    • Accounts Payable and Receivable
    • Spreadsheets
    • Cash Handling
    • Appointment Setting
    • Mathematics
    • Product Sale and Delivery

Skill Demand for Business and Finance Workers

    • Communication Skills
    • Organizational Skills
    • Writing
    • Microsoft Excel
    • Research
    • Problem Solving
    • Microsoft Office
    • Planning
    • Detail-Oriented
    • Customer Service

Skill Demand for Administrative Support Workers

    • Communication Skills
    • Customer Service
    • Organizational Skills
    • Microsoft Excel
    • Writing
    • Detail-Oriented
    • Microsoft Office
    • Computer Skills
    • Problem Solving
    • Multi-Tasking
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Oracle
  • SAP
  • SQL
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Visio
  • PeopleSoft

Hybrid Jobs: Blending Diverse Skill Sets Into A Single Role

Many jobs are merging discrete skill sets into single roles that are more complex than in the past. For example, rapid technology changes have increased the demand for technology skills in non-technology-focused jobs. Employers also demand a high level of proficiency in baseline employability skills such as communication, customer service, and organization. Business and Finance occupations have a higher demand for baseline skills than any other occupation family. Customer service skills, in particular, are increasingly important and demand in the region is especially concentrated as employers base their financial and customer service operations in the Pittsburgh region.

Upskilling: Employers Request Higher-Level Skills

The changing nature of jobs means that many occupations require new, more advanced skills. Technological innovations are changing daily routines for workers in almost every occupation, and will continue to do so.  In Business and Finance, the fast growing analyst roles require a complex set of skills, combining business expertise with use of tools such as SQL to analyze big data sets. Employers expect a continued growth of these skill sets, including a move toward predictive analytics.

Our region’s 61 higher education institutions produce great candidates, I just wish there were more of them.

Opportunities

Explore top employers in the region, supply and demand information.

  • PNC Financial Services Group
  • BNY Mellon Corp.
  • Highmark, Inc.
  • Fidelity National Financial
  • Hanna Holdings
  • Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania
  • First Commonwealth Financial Corp.
  • United Healthcare
  • Bank of America
  • Cigna
  • Coldwell Banker Real Estate
  • Federated Investors, Inc.
  • Development Dimensions International
  • Fiserv Solutions Pittsburgh
  • US Investigations Services
  • Advance Security
  • Dollar Bank
  • Huntington Bank

Current Supply represents new graduates (IPEDS)
Future Demand represents average annual openings in the last 10 Years

Current SupplyFuture Demand
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Industry Demand
Professional and Business Services42.5
Financial and Insurance20.0
Other19.1
Government7.4
Healthcare and Social Assistance5.7
Manufacturing5.3

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