Top 10 Finance Careers

Following our previous post, here are the next 5 top finance careers:


· Collectors
The collector's job is sometimes a thankless one, since what collectors do is to keep track of accounts that are overdue and then encouraged customers or clients to pay on them. Because of this, communication skills and computer literacy are very important. For this, you'll need just a high school diploma, but if you've got college or other job experience that involves dealing with the public in stressful situations, you'll have a much better chance of getting a job. On average, collectors make about $28,000 a year.
· Bank teller
Bank tellers accept deposits, cash checks, and withdrawals and accept loan payments from customers. In general, you'll need a high school diploma, but if you've got a bachelors degree in accounting, business, or even the liberal arts, you can get a job as a teller and then work your way up in the banking industry from a teller position.
In general, bank tellers make about $20,000 a year on average.
· Buyer
As a buyer, you buy the services and goods the company will need, either to resell it to customers or to use for the business itself. The education you need for this job will change depending on whom you're working for, but many places prefer that you have a bachelors or masters degree in business, engineering, applied sciences, or economics. In general, you make about $45,000 a year as a buyer.
· Treasurer
The treasurer will oversee how a particular organization invests funds, and meets financial objectives, budgets and goals. They may also engage in activities to raise capital for an organization. You'll usually need a degree in finance, accounting, business administration or economics. You'll have an even better chance at finding full-time employment if you have an advanced degree in one of these fields.  For full-time employment, treasurers make about $98,000 a year on average.
· Budget analyst
The budget analyst analyzes and helps the company he or she works for develop its annual budget, estimate what it's going to need for financial requirements for the future, and allocate current resources for use. To be a budget analyst, you'll need a degree in economics, finance, business, accounting, political science, sociology, or statistics (or related field), although many employers prefer that you have an advanced degree. A budget analyst makes about $56,000 a year on average.


Whatever specialty you might select, don't forget to customize your finance resume to the appropriate field as a standard resume won't do the trick.


Gail Esparan