Financial Institution Officers and Managers

Financial institution officers and managers oversee the activities of banks and personal credit institutions such as credit unions and finance companies. These establishments serve business, government, and individuals. They lend money, maintain savings, enable people and businesses to write checks or make online payments for goods and services, rent safe-deposit boxes for storing valuables, manage trust funds, advise clients on investments and business affairs, issue credit cards and traveler's checks, and take payments for gas and electric bills. There are approximately 499,320 financial managers (including those working outside of financial institutions) employed in the United States.

Next Section: History

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Controllers, Credit Card Operations Managers, Credit Union Managers, Loan Officers, Presidents, Reserve Officers, Secretaries, Traders, Treasurers, Trust Officers, Vice Presidents
Duties Oversee the activities of banks and personal credit institutions such as credit unions and finance companies
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
Experience At least five years' experience in lower-level financial positions with increasing responsibility
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
  • Business Management
  • Financial
  • Leadership
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Manager
  • Treasurer or Controller
  • Loan Officer, or Loan Counselor, or Credit and Collection Manager

Featured Companies

Career Update Newsletter

Tips and tools to help you manage your ideal career.