February 23, 2017

What Are The Best Careers In Finance?

Are you keen to explore careers in finance? When you land a finance job you may work in banking, financial services, insurance, hedge funds, investments, private equity, venture capital, or any number of financial niches. Not sure where to start your job search? Why don’t you focus on some of the most promising careers in finance?

Businessman staring at simple finance chart on wall

The global financial industry deals with money, investments, markets, and other related topics on a daily basis. With jobs all over the globe, this lucrative niche needs financially savvy people like you to start in entry level positions, learn the industry, and climb the ladder.

JobMonkey’s Banking & Finance Industry Guide

In this post, we’re going to shine the spotlight on a article published on LinkedIn.com titled, LinkedIn Data Reveals The Most Promising Finance Jobs of 2017. To compile this list, LinkedIn looked at “jobs in the finance industry with high median salaries, healthy job openings and year-over-year growth, and the jobs most likely to lead to a promotion or advancement within an organization.” Below we highlight the top 10 jobs on the list.

Let’s take a look at some of the top careers in finance and their median base salary:

  1. Financial Analyst – $62,000
  2. Underwriting Manager – $102,000
  3. Quantitative Analyst – $105,000
  4. Scrum Master – $100,000
  5. Data Analyst – $63,000
  6. Product Manager – $99,000
  7. Credit Analyst – $52,500
  8. Software Engineer – $87,000
  9. Risk Analyst – $65,000
  10. Business Analyst – $68,300

All of these jobs command a solid salary with many of these finance jobs earning a six figure income. Learn about each job, the number of job openings, the career advancement score, and top skills on LinkedIn.com. You can also learn about the methodology on how this list was created.

This list is intended to get the wheels turning about careers in finance. If the careers listed above don’t interest you, research the following financial jobs: loan officers, market research analysts, personal financial advisors, investment bankers, accountants, economists, actuaries, and many other cool jobs featured on JobMonkey.com. Whatever financial career path you choose, it’s going to be a competitive journey. Are you ready for this adventure?

Visit JobMonkey.com to research employers and careers in finance. Search and apply for finance jobs on the JobMonkey JobCenter at anytime. Good luck in your job search.

See Also: 10 Goals To Live By If You Want Financial Freedom

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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