I have felt that the best course of action when deciding upon a career, or indeed a new career, is to go with something that you both love, and that you are good at. I cannot tell you how many friends went in to careers shortly after college because it seemed the easiest option or because they were chasing the money and they are now miserable in their jobs and dread Monday morning, something I could never do.

As part of our focus on jobs which based on your skills, today we are going to take a look at what jobs you can do if your passion and ability lies in finance.

Financial Advisor

If you really love finance then why not make it your career to help people keep theirs under control or advise people and businesses on what to do with their finances. This role means that you will have to be something of a jack of all trades within the finance world and you need to be able to work in sync with your clients to look after their needs. There are a couple of options within financial advice which you could explore, the first being working with individuals and the second would be working for a professional outfit such as Patrick Dwyer Merrill Lynch associate .

Tax Accountant

They say that the only things that are certain in this life are death and taxes and unless you would like to become an undertaker, becoming a tax accountant is a position that can give you a great amount of stability and job security. Tax accountants work with businesses to ensure that they are upholding the law in terms of how much taxes they pay and also making sure that they are not overpaying the amount of tax which they owe. Tac accountants must study hard and not only have strong financial skills but also study hard to pass the individual tax exams which will allow them to be able to practice within the field.

Stock Broker

If you want a job that is filled with high energy, long days, and the chance to make a lot of money, being a stock broker could be for you. The world of being a stock broker is not exactly the way that Gordon Gecko’s character in Wall Street would have you believe and starting out can b incredibly tough as you are trying to put together enough clients. With that being said, once you can build up enough clients and make them as much money as possible, you could be counting on a very healthy amount of commissions. Stock brokers must be smart, quick thinking and intelligent as well as having a strong knowledge of the world dog finances and the confidence in their abilities to make money for other people.