7 most promising financial jobs of 2017

When it comes to careers, “finance” is a general term.

So, before you reach Wall Street, you will need to determine which role is right for you.

LinkedIn ranked the best finance jobs of 2017, based on high median salaries, vacancies, year-over-year growth, and promotion potential.

Here are the top seven LinkedIn picks:

1. Financial analyst

Median base salary: $ 62,000

Jobs: 1700+

Main skills : Financial analysis, financial reporting, accounting, Microsoft Excel, financial modeling

2. Underwriting manager

Median base salary: $ 102,000

Jobs: 100+

The best skills: Underwriting, general insurance, commercial insurance, property and damage insurance, civil liability

3. Quantitative analyst

Median base salary: $ 105,000

Jobs: 200+

The best skills: Quantitative finance, derivatives, visual basic for applications, quantitative analysis, Matlab

4. Scrum master

Median base salary: $ 100,000

Jobs: 500+

Main skills : Scrum, agile methodologies, agile project management, software development, needs analysis

5. Data analyst

Median base salary: $ 63,000

Jobs : 1,000+

Main skills : SQL, SAS, statistics, databases, Microsoft Excel, data mining

6. Product manager

Median base salary: $ 99,000

Jobs : 500+

The best skills: Product management, product marketing, product development, competitive analysis, product launch

7. Credit analyst

Median base salary: $ 52,500

Jobs: 400+

The best skills: Financial analysis, credit risk, credit, banking, loans

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