Finance Careers

Finance Careers Overview

Finance Careers Overview

Working with money seems like a pretty ideal job, so it makes sense why finance is such a booming industry. But even though careers in finance might be rewarding, that doesn't mean they're necessarily easy. With finance jobs, professionals are expected to have a strong understanding of economic patterns, keep up with the state of the investment industry, and have a knack for saving and spending money wisely.

Finance Education

Finance careers by their very nature require a solid education of market economies, investment banking, and business operations. Since most skills required are so advanced, most types of finance jobs will require at least a Bachelor's degree. For higher-end job titles like Financial Examiner, Management Analyst, and Financial Manager, applicants are also expected to have on-the-job training and/or work experience in a related occupation.

As financial exchanges continue to cross over into the digital realm, employers might also expect their applicants to have experience or certification with cyber currency and widely-used industry digital tools.

Finance Job Market

As our economy grows more and more complex, the Finance Job Market experiences a consistently healthy amount of growth. Unfortunately, not all areas of the industry flourish in sync. A recent study from Michigan State University's Collegiate Employment Research Institute predicted a slump in the financial services job market based on responses from close to 6,500 hiring managers and recruiters.

However, a few finance careers are outshining the others, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics The job market for Meeting, Convention and Event Planners will increase by 33%, Market Research Analysts by 32%, Personal Financial Advisors by 27%, and Cost Estimators by 26%.

Finance Salaries

Money is always the bottom line in the finance industry. The median annual salary for some of the most popular careers in finance ranges from a minimum of $67,000 to a maximum of $110,000. Depending on the complexity of the job itself, it's likely that finance professionals could even earn much more. One of the best perks of working in the industry is having a better understanding and access to stock markets and other investment opportunities.

Johnson & Johnson

Cincinnati, Ohio

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Job Description Ethicon, Inc., a member of the Medical Device sector and Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is currently recruiting for a Senior Financial Analyst ...

Fresenius Medical Care

Waltham, Massachusetts

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Job Description PURPOSE AND SCOPE: The Financial Analyst II assists in the performance of economic research and study in areas of financial analysis within the assigne...

Marriott International

Dorado, Puerto Rico

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Description At more than 80 award-winning properties worldwide, The Ritz-Carlton Ladies and Gentlemen create experiences so exceptional that long after a guest stays w...

Cook County Sheriff

Chicago, Illinois

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Description LOCATION: Stroger Hospital - Finance Dept. 1901 West Harrison Street Chicago, IL 60612 JOBSUMMARY TheAdministrative Coordinator III will work directly unde...

Dow Chemical

Midland, Michigan

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Description The Dow Chemical Company has an exciting part-time cooperative education job opportunity available in Midland, MI. This position is open to qualified and h...

Citigroup Inc.

New York, New York

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Description The Finance Analyst and Associate Program Campus Recruiter will be responsible for ensuring that the highest caliber candidates are attracted to Citi throu...