Real Estate, Finance and Insurance

The Real Estate, Finance and Insurance (REFI) cluster contains all industries related to the purchase and sale of tangible and non-tangible assets.

Included in the cluster are consumer lending, commodity contracts brokerage, direct property & casualty insurers, residential property managers and credit bureaus.

Career pathways in Real Estate, Finance and Insurance

Career pathways are valuable tools that help both job seekers and employers share an understanding of the pathways of job and training opportunities in the North Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Area.

OccupationsTop skillsSalary range
HS Diploma or Equivalency
  • Receptionists
  • Office Clerks
  • Tellers
  • reads with understanding
  • locates and uses information
Certificate (1-2 years)
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
  • speaks clearly and concisely
Associate’s Degree (2 years)
  • Insurance Sales Agent
  • Executive Secretaries
  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
  • demonstrates self-management strategies
  • makes decisions
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (4+ years)
  • Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
  • Loan Officers
  • solves problems
  • understands finances