1. Financial Careers: Introduction
  2. Financial Careers: Qualifications and Credentials
  3. Financial Careers: Finance Employers
  4. Financial Careers: Investment Banking Jobs
  5. Financial Careers: Trading Jobs
  6. Financial Careers: Financial Advisory Jobs
  7. Financial Careers: Analytical Jobs
  8. Financial Careers: Financial Media Jobs
  9. Financial Careers: Analyst Jobs
  10. Financial Careers: Portfolio Management Jobs
  11. Financial Careers: Conclusion


By Brian Perry

This tutorial will provide you with the information you need to decide if a career in finance is right for you, and help you narrow down your options within the finance field. The tutorial will begin by providing background information on the financial industry, including an overview of various qualifications and credentials that are commonly found in the industry and the main types of institutions that employ finance workers. After this introductory material, the tutorial will move on to discuss specific roles, such as investment banker, trader or portfolio manager. In each of these sections, you will find information on where jobs are, as well as on the career path and qualifications often necessary to find a job. Each section will also provide a brief sketch of what the different jobs entail.

While you won't find everything you need to make a career choice in this tutorial, you should find enough information to provide you with a good starting point towards narrowing your focus on what type of finance job might be right for you. Armed with that knowledge, you'll then be able to dig deeper to find more information on the jobs that are particularly intriguing to you. Are you ready to move towards the career of your dreams? (For a related reading, see Business Grads, Land Your Dream Job.)


Financial Careers: Qualifications and Credentials
Related Articles
  1. Small Business

    Business Grads, Land Your Dream Job

    Companies are in need of strategic candidates, not walking resumes. Find out how to set yourself apart from the pack and land the business career you've always wanted.
  2. Personal Finance

    Planning Your Second Career

    How to find a second career if you want to do more than retire in your later years.
  3. Personal Finance

    6 Ways To Find Your Dream Job

    Find out what job you really want to do and tips for getting there.
  4. Personal Finance

    Sell Your Skills, Not Your Degree

    If you want to switch careers, you may not have to go back to school to do it.
  5. Personal Finance

    6 Steps To Successfully Switching Financial Careers

    Save time and money by following these tips to a smooth career transition.
  6. Personal Finance

    How To Work In Financial Communications

    The surest way to develop a career in financial communications is to blend together the right mix of talent, education, persistence and hard work.
  7. Financial Advisor

    Becoming an Advisor: Why You Should Shadow a Pro

    Meeting with financial advisors and following them during a workday will help you to know if it’s worth the time and effort to make the career switch.
  8. Personal Finance

    Planning For Unemployment

    Preparation can help you land on your feet after getting the "old heave-ho".
  9. Personal Finance

    5 Tips for Finding Your Perfect Job Online

    With so many jobs being advertised online, it pays to know your way around an online job search. Here's what you need to know to find and land that dream job.
Frequently Asked Questions
  1. Where else can I save for retirement after I max out my Roth IRA?

    The first option to explore is to determine if you can contribute to a 401(k), 403(b), or 457 plan at work. If your employer ...
  2. How did George Soros "break the Bank of England"?

    In Britain, Black Wednesday (September 16, 1992) is known as the day that speculators broke the pound. They didn't actually ...
  3. What counts as "debts" and "income" when calculating my debt-to-income (DTI) ratio?

    It's important to know your debt-to-income ratio because it's the figure lenders use to measure your ability to repay the ...
  4. Who are Monsanto's main competitors?

    Learn about Monsanto Company's two main operating divisions and its main competitors within each sector, including The Mosaic ...
Trading Center