Banking is an extremely broad area, ranging from personal banking dealing with individuals and their bank accounts all the way up to investment banks conducting deals worth in the hundreds of millions. There is no shortage of courses that train you in fields directly related to finance, economics and accounting. But it’s a broad area where many different career paths can lead you to a job with a bank, including law, computer science, business and mathematics. The work can range from customer service to performing advanced mathematics to predict the stock market.
The goal of investment banking is to generate greater profit by investing in foreign exchange, bonds and on the stock market. They are the go between for investors and the organization issuing the securities.
As a Commercial Banker, you will be looking after the bank's high value customers who deal in enormously large amounts of money. But commercial banking can also mean working with small businesses looking to finance more modest investments.
Financial services are a broader range of supports and services offered to manage money and facilitate transactions. These include fund management and administration, portfolio management, underwriting, financial advice and credit card companies.
Cybersecurity and secure payment methods are two of the areas in Fintech that are growing in importance. The sector offers good, rewarding careers for those skilled with computers.