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I am in 10th grade and I am just beginning to explore my future career in the Financial district.What are some careers and helpful next steps I should consider based on my passions and interest?

For example which skills should I mainly be focused on as I'm perusing my career. Or should all the skills apply for my career. #career

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Caroline’s Answer

Hi Darryon! My name is Caroline and I work as an accountant for PwC! I am an auditor for financial services clients such as private equity firms/hedge funds/and mutual funds. It is a good starting career in the financial services industry as you learn basic business skills and are able to see how the different clients businesses operate. As you are still exploring different fields within financial serices I would recommend researching different companies by going to their website/linkedin. You could even reach out to someone who works at a financial services company on LinkedIn to see if they would be willing to connect with you. I would also look to see if any companies you are interested in have internship or career exploration programs. I wish you the best of luck in your journey!
Thank you comment icon Great answer - PwC is a client and one of the best firms out there for Financial Services. I'd also recommend staying in the mathematics and software fields - financial and technology are at a crossroads of intersecting with many new business and services for the future. Chuck Talk
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Sheila’s Answer

Hi Darryon:

Financial professionals work in banks, investment firms, the government, nonprofit organizations and insurance companies. Most positions require a bachelor's degree and additional certifications and licenses depending on the job title. Financial careers include work as a financial analyst, financial service agent, budget analyst and personal financial advisor to name a few to help you get started on your search.

• Financial Analyst - study economic trends, financial statements and meet with investors to explain recommendations for investment portfolios
• Securities, Commodities & Financial Service Sales Agents - agents advise clients on purchasing and selling stocks and bonds
• Budget Analyst - these financial professionals develop a company's budget, monitor spending for a business and analyze future financial needs
• Personal Financial Advisor - meet with clients to discuss financial goals and research investments

Best of luck to you!

~ Sheila

Sheila recommends the following next steps:

List of Financial Careers • https://work.chron.com/list-financial-careers-13425.html
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Chuck’s Answer

Hi Darryon, though I have always worked to provide services to the Financial Services industry, I can tell you that the intersection of technology and financial services is a huge sector of the market which is gaining traction. AI and ML technology are becoming increasing important in everything we do, not the least of which is financial services. The Fintech boom will continue to grow for many years to come. Learning about both technology and finance will make your career in the world much easier in years to come.

Chuck recommends the following next steps:

Studying mathematics is very important. The basis for financials is found within the knowledge and use of numbers.
Studying computing languages will provide a leg up on the career path. Data science, AI and ML are all important to understand as it will help you crunch the numbers, deliver better strategies and become an in-demand expert.
Understanding physics is critical as well. There are certain things that having an understanding of how things work in the physical world help you determine proper timing for events. The physical world is constrained by the limits of time, space and distance. We have not yet surpassed the speed of light, and understanding the limits of the physical world provides certain advantages to the wise financial investor.
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Christian’s Answer

Hello Darryon,
Would be good to know what you exactly mean by the "Financial district"...
For yourself you should find out what you would like to do in the financial industry?!
Generally I would recommend you to seek internships, perhaps starting in a bank to get a better understanding what kind of jobs are there.

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