Top 10 Jobs in Banking and Finance

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Where some people get a thrill out of finishing a crossword puzzle, you get goosebumps from balancing your checkbook. From the college loan check you pay each month to the latte you picked up today on your way to work, there's no part of your finances that goes unaccounted for. Perhaps you should consider one of the following jobs in banking and finance.

1. Financial analysts work for businesses to help them or their clients make investment decisions. Analysts must have a bachelor's degree, often in business administration, accounting, statistics or finance, analysts with a master's degree in business administration will find themselves among the most desirable employees.
Average salary: $58,205/year*
With benefits and bonuses: $73,594

> Find a job as a financial analyst

2. Personal financial advisors use their knowledge of investments, tax laws and insurance to recommend financial options that help individuals meet their short- and long-term goals. Advisors with a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, economics, business mathematics or law will have the best opportunities for jobs in their field.
Average salary: $66,405/year
With benefits and bonuses: $85,553

> Find a job as a personal financial advisor

3. Accountants analyze, plan, evaluate and advise on matters of accounting theory and practice. A bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field is usually required, but those with a master's degree or experience to boot will have better job opportunities.
Average salary: $43,215/year
With benefits and bonuses: $52,813

> Find a job as an accountant

4. Auditors examine and analyze accounting records and prepare financial reports for clients. Auditors usually need a bachelor's degree, but as with accountants, experience and advanced degrees increase their chances of getting hired.
Average salary: $57,365/year
With benefits and bonuses: $68,138

> Find a job as an auditor

5. Loan officers assist individuals and organizations in applying for loans, assess the individuals' creditworthiness and help them determine the most appropriate type of loan for his/her needs. Employers usually require loan officers to have a bachelor's degree in finance, economics or a related field. Loan officers will find experience in banking, lending or sales and knowledge of computers to be huge assets in their job search.
Average salary: $48,318/year
With benefits and bonuses: $58,685

> Find a job as a loan officer

6. Collectors keep track of accounts that are overdue and attempt to collect payment on them, making computer literacy and good communications skills a must in this job. Most collectors are required to have at least a high school diploma; however, employers prefer workers who have completed some college or who have experience in other occupations that involve contact with the public.
Average salary: $27,960/year
With benefits and bonuses: $33,215

> Find a job as a collector

7. Bank tellers cash checks, accept deposits and loan payments and process withdrawals. They also may sell savings bonds and travelers' checks, accept bill payments and process paperwork. Most tellers have at least a high school diploma, but people with bachelor's degree in business, accounting or liberal arts may get jobs as tellers to break into banking with the hopes of being promoted.
Average salary: $19,828/year
With benefits and bonuses: $24,793

> Find a job as a bank teller

8. Buyers buy the goods and services a company needs either to resell to customers or for the establishment's own use. Educational requirements vary with the size of the organization, but many manufacturing firms prefer applicants with a bachelor's or master's degree in engineering, business, economics or one of the applied sciences.
Average salary: $44,919/year
With benefits and bonuses: $54,428

> Find a job as a buyer

9. Treasurers direct an organization's financial goals, objectives and budgets. Their duties may include overseeing the investment of funds and executing capital-raising strategies. Employers require a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, economics or business administration; however, employers increasingly are placing emphasis on advanced degrees in these fields.
Average salary: $97,645/year
With benefits and bonuses: $130,957

> Find a job as a treasurer

10. Budget analysts provide analysis and assistance to help companies develop their annual budgets, decide how to allocate current resources and estimate future financial requirements. A bachelor's degree – often in finance, economics, accounting, business, statistics, political science or sociology – is the minimum requirement for most employers, but an advanced degree is often preferred and sometimes required.
Average salary: $55,566/year
With benefits and bonuses: $67,586

> Find a job as a budget analyst

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fariha badar

jobs I searched are mostly not of my type but some are of interesting about how much I ,ll earn and how it comes
It is true money could not comes buy the time it paid.

May 30 2014 at 12:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Eunice Garcia

that is BS you do not want to get a degree to become a BANK TELLER!

March 14 2013 at 9:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Eunice Garcia's comment

The article did not state that a bachelors was required to become a teller. It just stated that those with a bachelors degree will have ample opportunities for promotions in the banking industry.

August 12 2014 at 1:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Treasurers is the highest paying job for a person holding a degree in accounting. An Average wage of Treasurers is $55,566/year.

June 15 2012 at 2:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Do you wish to pay off debts? Do you wish to expand your current business? Do you wish to establish your own business? Do you need finance for many uses? Have the banks told you you're not qualified to get a loan? The loan terms are very flexible and loans are easily approved. You have the opportunity of choosing a suitable repayment plane to keep you monthly repayment at its best. If you are interested in getting a loan or need financial Advice, do not hesitate to contact us with the below information. Best Regards Mr Jame Smith Email:

November 11 2010 at 7:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Little Birdy

Be skeptical of the pay scale for Financial Adviser.

Financial Advisers are seldom paid salaries and work mostly on the fees and commissions they generate - like a Realtor or Car Dealership Salesperson - so you will often have to dip into your own savings once the token wage you are granted in the first few months stops. Please consider that the median household income in the US was only $48k in 2007, before the recession, and that the average US household has little savings to invest.

The first year failure rate for "Personal Financial Advisors" is over 80%, which is where the bulk of the "high job growth in Financial Adviser" figures come from.

October 09 2010 at 8:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

sometimes you know the area you generally want to work in, but not the name of the title you're trying for--this article is invaluable as an introduction to finance and its divisions. the next step is just plugging any of these titles for careers in finance into this site to actually figure out how to get the job and what education or training you need.

August 30 2010 at 12:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
subham sharma udaipur wati

this sight is really very ipmortant for those persons who are searching jobs in various sectors

June 13 2010 at 12:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

hey this is really a nice platform to search the jobs..
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