10 jobs for money lovers
If money makes your world go ’round, you’ll love cashing in on these jobs.
For all the virtuous reasons companies exist in the world—and there are many—there’s an inescapable truth that goes something like this: Companies exist in order to make money. The money is then used to reward employees who devote their time and talent to making the company—wait for it—more money.
All companies are, in one way or another, in the business of money—some more than others. The same goes for you, the employee. (Would you work a job if it didn’t financially compensate you? Probably not.) And just like companies, some workers are all about high-paying jobs that deal out the Benjamins more than others.
But we’re not necessarily talking about the desire for personal wealth—it’s just that some jobs happen to require lots of interaction with dollars and cents.
Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and PayScale.com, Monster found 10 jobs for people who love money.
What you’d do: Are you responsible with money? Accountants sure are. Mainly, they work to ensure people and companies comply with tax laws. They prepare tax returns, organize financial records, and give advice on how to reduce costs, increase revenues, and enhance profits.
What you’d need: Most accountants have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a similar field. On top of that, becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) will help you stand out to employers and up your chances of getting hired. Check out this sample resume for an accountant.
What you’d make: $68,150 per year
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Anti-money laundering analyst
What you’d do: Think of them as money detectives. Anti-money laundering (AML) analysts audit accounting and financial data for companies, or they work directly for a bank to monitor suspicious account activity and control and prevent losses.
What you’d need: A bachelor’s degree in accounting, criminal justice, finance, or a related field is typical. Certification from the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) will put you at an advantage.
What you’d make: $59,932 per year
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What you’d do: As a bank teller, you’ll mostly hand out and receive money from clients. You’ll help them with transactions—anything from cashing checks and depositing money to receiving customer payments and exchanging foreign currency.
What you’d need: A high school diploma or GED equivalent is usually required. Check out this sample resume for a bank teller.
What you’d make: $27,260 per year
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What you’d do: You know the term, “Follow the money”? That’s the beat of a business reporter—a great job if you love both media and money. Business reporters cover money-related news and trends, including stock market activity, the global economy, and financial news specific to certain companies.
What you’d need: A bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or business will all serve you well as a business reporter. Check out this sample resume for a reporter.
What you’d make: $38,870 per year
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What you’d do: The name says it all. Cashiers can work for all kinds of businesses, from restaurants to retail stores and everywhere in between. The primary job responsibility? Processing payments and making sure the customer has a great experience when they check out.
What you’d need: No formal education is required for cashier jobs. Check out this sample resume for a cashier.
What you’d make: $20,180 per year
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What you’d do: Thanks to innovations like the Internet and smartphones, market trends emerge and shift faster than they ever have before. As an economist, your job is to interpret these trends and provide analysis and direction. You might work in the energy industry, for the government, for a financial institution, or elsewhere.
What you’d need: Although a Master’s or Ph.D. in economics is preferred in most positions, there are entry-level economist jobs that only require a related bachelor’s degree.
What you’d make: $101,050 per year
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What you’d do: There are many important money decisions to make in life: From buying a home to choosing funds within your 401(k) for retirement and setting up a college savings account for kids, it can be confusing trying to make the best decisions for your needs and goals. That’s where financial advisors come in, drawing on their experience and helping individuals make sound decisions given their specific circumstances.
What you’d need: Most financial advisors need at least a bachelor’s degree in finance, business, or a related field. A master’s in finance isn’t necessary, but it can help to attract clients.
What you’d make: $90,530 per year
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What you’d do: Buy, sell, buy, sell, repeat. Stock brokers advise clients which stocks and securities to buy and sell, oftentimes managing their portfolios for them, with the purpose of meeting the clients’ financial goals.
What you’d need: Having a bachelor’s degree in a business-related field is common, plus you must pass the General Securities Registered Representative Examination for certification.
What you’d make: $67,310 per year
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Table games dealer
What you’d do: Ante up! Table games dealers work in casinos in a variety of capacities: dealing cards or overseeing other types of games, counting chips, managing payouts, and more.
What you’d need: A high school diploma is usually required. You’ll also need a thorough knowledge of the rules of whatever game you’re dealing, as well as excellent customer service skills. Having a poker face won’t hurt either.
What you’d make: $20,810 per year (plus tips!)
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What you’d do: Companies do business in many different ways—e-commerce, business-to-business, or traditional brick and mortar stores—but they all need a healthy supply of cash in order to stay open. Treasury analysts help companies manage cash flow, recognize revenue properly, and perform other vital financial activities so that businesses can operate normally (and hopefully grow!).
What you’d need: A bachelor’s degree in business administration is a typical requirement. Getting a CTP (Certified Treasury Professional) can give you a competitive advantage, too.
What you’d make: $81,760 per year
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Money can’t buy happiness—but this can
You know what makes making money even better? Enjoying what you do in order to earn that money. Need some help finding a job that lets you do what you love? Join Monster today. As a member, you’ll get job alerts sent directly to your inbox so you can spend less time combing through ads and more time applying to the perfect positions. There’s no need to toil away at a ho-hum job when there are better opportunities out there just waiting for you.