Merging scholarship with occupational development, this single comprehensive guidebook provides students planning to pursue a career in financial services with the necessary insight into potential opportunities, and provides instruction on what job seekers can expect in terms of training, advancement, earnings, job prospects, working conditions, relevant associations, and more.
Careers in Financial Services contains 25 alphabetically arranged chapters describing specific fields of interest in this industry. Students interested in a career in financial services have an incredibly wide variety of career path options including Corporate Finance, Commercial Banking, Investment Banking, Venture Capital, Financial Planning and more. This volume is designed to provide need-to-know information on the various careers in this growing field.
This volume provides detailed information on 25 different career paths, including:
- Financial Analyst
- Compliance Officer
- Quantitative Analyst
- Portfolio Manager
- Loan Officer
- Venture Capitalist
Information-packed chapters provide real-world information about these in-demand professions, including:
- A Day in the Life
- Work Environment
- Education & Training
- Earnings & Advancement
- Employment Outlook
- Networking Contacts
- Areas with the Highest Employment Levels
- and Conversations with Real Professionals.
Careers in Financial Services is enhanced with numerous charts and tables, including projections from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, and median annual salaries or wages for those occupations profiled. Each chapter also notes those skills that can be applied across broad occupation categories. Interesting enhancements, like Fun Facts, Famous Firsts, and dozens of photos, add depth to the discussion. A highlight of each chapter has a 'Conversation With'—a two-page interview with a professional working in a related job. The respondents share their personal career paths, detail potential for career advancement, offer advice for students, and include a “try this” for those interested in embarking on a career in their profession.
This volume also includes a Guide to Holland Code, General Bibliography, and a Subject Index.
Careers in Financial Services is specifically designed for a high school and undergraduate audience and is edited to align with secondary or high school curriculum standards.