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The Benefits of a Career in Financial Services
A career in financial services can be extremely lucrative, but aside from your own financial security, there are plenty of other reasons to explore your opportunities in this field.
We work with professionals in the financial services sector every day, so we see the benefits of their careers firsthand.
So if you’re on the hunt for an opportunity in financial services, consider some of these benefits when weighing your options.
Training and Trajectory
Many businesses in the financial services sector are heavily invested in their employees. They often encourage professionals to continue their education in addition to providing on-the-job training. With new tools being introduced to the field seemingly every day, businesses want their employees to stay up-to-date. This means you’ll always be learning and growing your skillset.
While your pool of knowledge is expanding, it’s also easier for you to advance upwards. Financial firms are known for promoting from within based on merit. In this field, it is aptitude over tenure. This makes it especially attractive to younger candidates who want to advance and succeed rapidly.
Flexibility and Satisfaction
Professionals in financial services seem to be very happy in their jobs. In fact, when surveyed, these professionals rated their job satisfaction between 9.6 and 10 on average.
And if for any reason you have become unsatisfied in your position, it is not very difficult to find a new one. Financial services professionals are in high demand. If you’re skilled enough, your job search should not be a long and arduous one. (Especially if you have an expert consultant doing some of the heavy lifting and research for you.)
Because financial experts are needed all over the world, there will never be a shortage of opportunities to relocate. As many firms are global organizations, you may have cause to travel without ever leaving your position. You may also have international transfer options at your firm.
You’ll also have the comfort of knowing that if you do suddenly have to relocate, finding a job will not be your biggest hurdle to overcome.
Never a Dull Moment
Finance is a unique, challenging, ever-changing industry. You will constantly be presented with new, interesting problems and advancing tools you can use to explore solutions. It is not simple or easy, and you need a certain level of intelligence in order to succeed. But the upside is that this engaging field will never bore you.