There are lots of financial jobs that you can get into and they can vary a lot between being incredibly high paid and glamorous to being more stable banking and accounting careers. Of course, if you reach the top of your game in any financial career you’re looking at big rewards for your hard work, and then you can buy all the fun you want.

  • Accounting technician
  • Actuary
  • Banker
  • Chartered accountant
  • Investment banker
  • Corporate treasurer
  • Financial adviser
  • Financial trader
  • Investment analyst
  • Tax adviser/inspector
  • Stock broker

Unfortunately, life is not like the movies and these careers can be tough. Really tough. You’ll have big targets that have to be met and, depending on what you exactly go into, you may be expected to schmooze clients in your evenings and at weekends. Sounds great, but the reality is your work-life balance will soon be askew.

But it’s not all bad news. The financial rewards in these careers can be great and the work can actually be very varied, and so it can be much more than just number crunching. You could also be responsible for entire businesses and even whole economies – just be careful to use your power wisely.

The good news is that of the Top 5 jobs for high graduate starting salaries. Below are some of the top jobs.

Senior Officer / Officer, Compliance

Qualification Diploma / Degree
Years         4-7
Min        3,500



Financial Analyst

Qualification Degree
Years         5-8
Min        5,500



Manager / Assistant Manager

Qualification  Degree
Years         10-12
Min        7,000



Credit Control Assistant / Officer

Qualification Diploma/ Degree
Years         1-3
Min        2,000



Relationship Manager

Qualification Degree
Years         8-16
Min        3,500



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