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Financial Services Career

Updated on December 13, 2014
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Erin Shelby is passionate about living a lifestyle that aims for financial freedom. She writes about personal finance and other topics.

Could a position at a bank be your start to a career in financial services?
Could a position at a bank be your start to a career in financial services? | Source

Are you looking for a rewarding career? Consider your options in the financial services industry.

Benefits of a Career in Financial Services

The financial services industry offers an abundance of job opportunities for ambitious, hard-working, intelligent individuals. For those just beginning a career or those longing for a career change, this industry offers room for advancement and a variety of employers to work for. It is common for financial services industry employees to receive generous benefits packages that include health and dental benefits, retirement benefits, tuition reimbursement and other incentives.


Financial Services Career Training

For a career in the financial services industry, training varies based on the position. A high school diploma or GED is required for entry-level positions. To advance within an organization or be promoted in the field, additional training is typically required. This varies based on the position and may include completing a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or obtaining credentials to become a financial planner or certified public accountant.

Financial Services Opportunities

People desiring a financial services career have many options. These include call center customer service, bank teller, bank manager, certified financial planner, accountant, tax preparer, administrative assistant or clerical assistant for a bank and more.

Finding a Financial Services Job

Job seekers looking for work in the financial services industry can look in many places. Banks, credit unions, accounting firms, mortgage companies and tax preparation companies place job openings on their websites in addition to placing ads on internet job boards.

If you enjoy working with numbers, consider a financial services career.
If you enjoy working with numbers, consider a financial services career. | Source

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    • erinshelby profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from United States

      Thanks, Eddy.

    • Eiddwen profile image


      4 years ago from Wales

      Very interesting and benefiting many.


    • FlourishAnyway profile image


      4 years ago from USA

      A great many years ago I had some temporary administrative assignments in several financial services organizations. Although it's not for me, I do appreciate the folks who pursue that path.

    • kidscrafts profile image


      4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I think the financial services industry would not give me enough room to be creative!

      Thanks for sharing!

    • erinshelby profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from United States

      It's good to know what is for you and what isn't!

    • billybuc profile image

      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I had to get a degree in Marketing and a degree in Economics to realize that business was not for me. :)


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