Is Finance A Good Career Path? 

The financial services industry is not only limited to roles like Financial Advisor, Financial Planner, Finance Analyst, Research Analyst, Investment Banker, Accountant, or other jobs in finance.

A business degree was not necessary for any of the following roles. All of this pinballing around raised my income nearly 8x in 22 years.

There are many areas within Service. Expertise in finance is generally not required. Positions in Service are easier ways to get your foot in the door.


In Financial Services, there are many roles behind the scenes. Many of these roles are reconciling financial data and financial records. 


These roles include supporting Tax Reporting, Financial Performance Reporting, Money Movement, Financial Statements, Securities Trading, Retirement Processing, and Fee Billing.

This position is responsible for developing new products and features. They can be investment products or software.

Product Development

Risk and Compliance are roles I never knew existed before my career began. There are many roles in these areas, and most pay well.

Investment Product Risk Manager

Examples of roles within risk management include Financial Risk Manager, Product Risk, Technology Risk, and Credit Risk.