What are the best low stress well paying finance jobs?

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I was wondering what are some good low stress jobs for finance majors that are decent paying. The only stress free job that I can possible think of in finance is value investing. Any advice would be great I am currently going to college for financial management it be nice to have an perspective from someone who has experienced jobs such as financial analysts, advisors, investment bankers etc. Thank you so much!!!!

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Apr 30, 2018

lmao - day trading as non-stressful.

Help us help you....how do you define non-stressful?

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Apr 30, 2018

I guess where I am not overwhelmed with work and work where I can go at my own pace maybe even work independently from time to time.

Apr 30, 2018

stress is your body signal saying its time to perform. you reduce stress by gaining experience.

Don't look for the easy way to get by.

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Apr 30, 2018

I guess what I'm saying is I do my best work when I'm not under pressure.

Apr 30, 2018

There are a lot of low stress type finance jobs, but the majority of them are going to be lower pay. You can work as a financial analyst for pretty much any Fortune 500 company or related companies within the finance departments. It will be typical FP&A type work, financial reporting, and more of a 8-6 type job, where you will generally get around $55-65k (+/- depending on city/company/offices). You can also work as an FA or advisor for any bank and have a little better pay and growth. You will also have an advantage if you start as an FA for a bank and then move over as a Senior FA for a Fortune 500 company. Apart from that you can work middle/back office from any bank focusing a lot on reconciliation and compliance work. If you go this route you can pick a group your interested on such as FX, derivatives, ECM, debt, ect. You won't get as much money or stress as you would working the same groups in front office. If you go with the first option, FA, it would be good to go ahead and get your CFA. Very valuable for resume, growth, and salary whatever route you end up taking.

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May 29, 2018

CFA or MBA to accelerate career growth

I worked for a bank and it is generally low-stress during those 7 years.

Apr 30, 2018

Commercial Banking.

FYI investment banking has pretty much 0 to do with investing, I'm assuming you're not trolling.

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Apr 30, 2018

"I love investing so I thought maybe investment banking"

You're too young for this site man. Spend another two years in college and you'll come back with more to work with.

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Apr 30, 2018

Was literally about to comment this. Investment banking does nothing related to "investing"

Apr 30, 2018

Well if it's low stress then it wouldn't be well paying. If it's well paying it wouldn't be low stress.

May 1, 2018

In finance? I can think of other business related jobs such as an actuary from looking at some statistics they seem to have very decent pay and minimal stress. I don't think pay and stress have to go hand in hand.

May 1, 2018

I wouldn't call passing these minimal stress.

Apr 30, 2018

Work for a utility in FP&A. Low stress, great hours, good pay.

May 1, 2018

Back Office jobs. Mostly not very stressful but the pay is good.

May 1, 2018

I had to stop reading after the second sentence. That's enough WSO for the day.

May 1, 2018

+1 for Commercial Banking

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May 26, 2018

Bank office jobs. mostly not very stressful

May 26, 2018

bank jobs

May 30, 2018

Bank Teller

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May 30, 2018

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