U.S. News and World Report said Monday that aspiring MBA students should consider a career as a compliance officer.
The recommendation was one of five career paths that "offer robust job growth, generous salaries and low unemployment rates, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics."
Susannah Snider, the Personal Finance editor at U.S. News, reported that compliance professionals "can find employment in a wide swath of fields, from health care to telecommunications and finance."
Compliance officers have become subject-matter experts, Snider said.
In the pharmaceutical field, for example, they're "experts in dealing with the Food and Drug Administration."
In the financial services industry, compliance officers "know the ins and outs of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street and Consumer Protection Act and international banking regulations."
Other careers on U.S. News' list of the Best Business Jobs for 2017 were business operations manager, financial manager, medical and health services manager, and accountant.
Susannah Snider's article, "Explore 5 Hot Jobs for MBA Graduates," is here.
Richard L. Cassin is the publisher and editor of the FCPA Blog.