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Is starting in a bank a good career choice?

Can you learn the whole banking business and eventually be a bank manager; in how many years typically if you do a good job and what are some of the stages/positions you go through? What is a good position to try and start in? I have a B.S. in Sociology, so pretty useless but its a university degree.

Asked By: spc. - 3/22/2008
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It would be better if you had a finance back ground, nevertheless you can start in customer care or as a teller and learn and grow with the bank. you might need to have CPA or some other financial studies eventually to become a bank manager or it might take pretty longer period for you to reach that level by experience... More
Answered By: alohmora - 3/22/2008
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I guess I don't know why you chose Sociology as a major if you're interested in becoming a bank officer. Business or finance would make a bit more sense...good luck with that.
Answered By: Soramdara - 3/22/2008
 
I would be hesitated to choosing a bank career. I think the future will be more and more computerized thereby downsizing the industry for the sake of efficiency and not to mention banking futures already seem pretty bleak. aka Bear Stearns. Health Care should be safe unless Hillary Care returns.
Answered By: guyfromthepast - 3/22/2008
 
Sure... banks are great about giving jobs with lofty sounding titles... but they don't pay very well.
Answered By: garrisonbight - 3/22/2008
 
NOT AT THE MOMENT
Answered By: yo - 3/22/2008
 
well i guess if it has good benefits and you get a reasonable amount of days off if not get a better job
Answered By: connor dude - 3/22/2008
 
Most likely you will be a bank teller. And you must prove yourself over time that you are a good candidate for promotion to a loan officer. Most big banks offer a training course. I am a Commercial Loan Officer and I know I could apply to work at a bank and I would do well at it, but there is SOOOO much more to... More
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