What Are the Best Entry Level Finance Jobs for 2014?

If you are looking to change careers or have just joined the job market, it is an important crossroads in your life. Having an occupation and career in something that makes work interesting, pleasant and fulfilling will have a profound effect on the rest of your life.

If you have an upbeat, enthusiastic personality, enjoy being around people, have a knack for solving problems and are not afraid of multitasking and long hours, then the field of Finance may be for you. It also is worth mentioning that people who succeed in financial jobs are good at math, detail-oriented, very analytical and have good information technology (IT) skills.

Positions in the financial industry include:

  • Accountants A blog page
  • Financial Advisors
  • Financial Examiners
  • Financial Analysts
  • Auditors
  • Financial Managers
  • Funding Coordinators

Entry level openings in 2014 that lead into these positions and more are:

  • Bank Tellers
  • Financial Advisor trainees
  • Funding trainees
  • Junior Tax Associates
  • Marketing representatives
  • Salesmen
  • Entry level positions in any business, but especially marketing, sales, customer service and or management training

Financial careers can be found in privately owned organisations, public companies and in government at local, state or federal levels. Excellent financial careers can be obtained in Real Estate, Banks, Corporations, Investment Banking firms and independently.

It is best to obtain a Bachelor's degree or higher from college first; however many employers will look at comparable work experience and strong desire as adequate for employment. Read more at The Top 10 US Schools for a Career in Finance and The Top 5 Universities in Europe for a Finance Career.

A typical job description for any Financial Advisor trainee, any Management trainee or other Financial entry level job in 2014 may include:

  • Scheduling and conducting meetings with potential clients
  • Analysing needs of clients
  • Analysing assets and liabilities
  • Presenting viable solutions
  • Providing individual consultations and/or service
  • Keep expanding knowledge and gaining experience through reading and research
  • Preparing reports
  • Developing forecasts.

Looking to become an investment banker? Read our tips in How to Become an Investment Banker.


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