If you are a left-brained logical thinker and enjoy crunching numbers, then a career in finance may be for you. Financial jobs are not just within banks and large financial firms. All significant corporations need a finance department to keep their transactions organized, influence business decisions based on financial projections, pay employees, and ensure the accuracy of accounts.

Potential jobs in this field

  • Financial Analyst
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Senior Analyst
  • Controller

Potential Degrees Needed

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • MBA may be required for senior level positions

Types of things you'll do

  • Balance risk and profitability
  • Study and forecast economic trends
  • Review company reports and suggest efficiencies
  • Work to maximize stock value
  • Manage funds, including choosing a portfolio of investments


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