Jobs in Banking: The Major Job Types and Employers

Jobs in Banking: The Major Job Types and Employers

Are you interested in a banking job? Banking is a core function within the financial services industry and banks are among the leading employers within the financial field. Here is a list of the principal job categories and employers within it.

Banking Jobs

Before looking for a job in banking, it’s important to know the types of jobs that are available and the qualifications that you’ll need. Here are the basics on careers in commercial and retail banking.

Bank Teller Jobs

To many consumers, bank tellers are the face of the industry. For many job seekers, becoming a bank teller is the entry-level introduction to banking.

Loan Officer Jobs

Loan officers are key employees within banks and other lending institutions, and top talent is in demand. Look here for an overview of what this category of banking jobs entails, and whether it might be a good fit for you.

Private Banking Jobs

Private banking serves the needs ofA high net worthA clients. Here’s information on private banking employment opportunities.

Investment Banking Jobs

Investment bankers raise funds for corporations by structuring the issuance of securities such as stocks and bonds. They also advise corporations that are contemplating mergers and acquisitions. Many of the largest commercial banks now also haveA investment bankingA divisions.A  This field is fast-paced and very highly paid. Here’s more about investment banking jobs.

Credentials for Banking Jobs

When planning for a banking career, be mindful of the sorts of credentials that are either required or which, though optional, can improve your chances of getting the sorts of banking jobs that you want. Here’s a summary of the credentials most in demand by employers.


Profiles of leading banking institutions, including summaries of the career opportunities at each of them. Find out about job opportunities at leading banks such as Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Barclays and many others.

Non-Bank Lenders

These institutions are not banks, but either extend loans, securitize bank loans or otherwise play roles in the extension of credit, long-term or short-term. Here are profiles of the leading non-bank lenders and the job opportunities that they offer.

Investment Banking Firms

Profiles of leading players in investment banking, such as Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, UBS, JPMorgan, Smith Barney, Wells Fargo and others.

Banking Regulators

Banking is a highly-regulated industry, and an often overlooked set of employment opportunities in the field is with the various government regulatory agencies. Sometimes starting a career with banking regulators can open doors to attractive private sector banking jobs, and vice versa. Familiarize yourself here with the leading regulatory agencies, and what they do.

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