One of the most lucrative, fast-paced and challenging careers today can be found in the realm of banking, insurance and financial services. Though this has always been an active field, today it is more challenging than ever as more and more businesses begin to operate on an international level. For people with a natural aptitude for numbers and a liking for a career that offers new challenges almost everyday, a career in banking, insurance and financial services is the way to go.
A number of recent studies have shown that Canada's financial sector has provided close to 600,000 jobs and over $35 billion in revenue. In 2003, the financial sector alone contributed 6 per cent of the country's gross domestic product. A financial career has consistently ranked in the top five most promising careers in Canada with income coming in at the top 15. While careers in banking, insurance and financial services are competitive and fast-paced, they can offer a very lucrative and comfortable future.
Programs geared towards training in banking, insurance or financial services will cover aspects such the general aspects of insurance, business law, business and applied business mathematics, fundamentals of marketing, microeconomics, macroeconomics, business documentation, electronic communication, integrated office systems, foundations of customer service, bookkeeping and computerized accounting.
Graduates have a number of options open to them upon completion of their course. They can further study or sit for exams like the Canadian Securities Course Exam. They can also seek employment as insurance underwriters, brokers, opt for in mid-level management positions in banks or the private sector. A future in the banking, insurance and financial services sector is a secure future that will offer exciting, new options for growth and financial stability.
Canadian Provinces with Career Colleges offering diplomas, programs or courses in Banking, Insurance and Financial Services