Five Cities to Search for Finance Jobs in 2013

Five Cities to Search for Finance Jobs in 2013

The good news for the class of 2013?  Economists agree that you’ve found the right year.  Students matriculating in June have a better chance of landing jobs than degree holding hopefuls just 9 months ago.  Better news?  From that class, finance is the top degree in demand.  The Brookings Institution reports that there are 184,312 openings for financial specialists listed online alone.  So, you’ve completed your internships, your social networking profiles are up to date, you’ve begun making contacts and your resume has been polished so many times it shines like gold, but you still aren’t sure where to begin the search for a job in finance.  Consider, first, that urban areas with high demand for educated workers are always good places to start; then, check out the list of cities below.

Pittsburgh: Time Magazine pointed to Pittsburgh, PA as one of the best cities to look for a job this year.  This city has the second highest job creation index score, and while job listings have declined by 32% nationally over the past year, Pittsburgh holds strong at only a 3% loss.  In terms of livability, Pittsburgh has been consistently ranked over the years as one of the best places to live, work and visit in the United States (and occasionally even the world).

San Francisco: When we think San Francisco in 2013, we think tech. This is where the programmers, the app developers, the game gurus go.  In truth, San Francisco’s golden age extends past computer occupations.  Out of 10, finance slides in at number 5 in a list of most wanted professionals.  With a healthy job market of 1,935,400 – 49% demand educated individuals with at least a bachelor’s degree.

Salt Lake City: Believe it. Bloomburg Businessweek listed Salt Lake City at number 8 in a list of America’s strongest job markets, and finance fits neatly into the city’s top 3 most wanted professionals.  With a population of 1,130,293, SLC’s unemployment rate still comes in at a national low of 5.1%, and as home to the University of Utah’s genetics and health science divisions, it has been recognized as a hotbed of new business creation.

Houston: They tell us not to mess with Texas, so we certainly wouldn’t dream of leaving it behind.  With a population of 5.9 million, it is one of the largest cities in America with jobless rates lower than the national average.  Let’s not forget that the energy sector has a need for financial professionals, and Houston houses both oil and gas -not to mention being the regional center for a lot of major companies’ financial departments.

New York: We couldn’t leave this classic off the list.  New York has long been considered the financial capitol of the world, and with a total area employment of 8,552,000, it is not to be forgotten.  This city is a mecca for large investment banks, housing institutions like Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs to name a few, not to mention that banks like Citigroup and JP Morgan also make their homes here. In a list of the city’s most demanded jobs, finance still finds itself at a solid number 4.  While the cost of living is higher than in other cities, so (often) are the pay rates, and the exodus of some overworked financial professionals left a slew of openings for the next generation.  Plus, the perks of life in this hub are nothing to scoff at.  For an up and coming professional, New York is still a glowing center for art, food, music and nightlife.

By Wall Street Services Staff

Ready to advance your career? Apply Now.





(NOTE: Please submit as .doc format only.)

Please click submit once, and be patient. It may take a moment to send.

Applicants will be considered without discrimination based on race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, or other legally protected status. If you need assistance in completing this application, please contact us.

Your information privacy is very important to our team at Wall Street Services. We want to ensure that you are aware of how your information is being used in the application process and that applicants have a choice with regards to the information they provide. For more details, review our Career Center and Application Policy.

Recruiting Process

Identifying an exceptional level of talent requires a comprehensive and in-depth recruiting process.

Learn More
Consultant Testimonials

“This is a firm that clearly accepts the best of the best candidates! They source for top level companies. The professionalism is top notch. Testing is somewhat lengthy but the outcome is well worth the registration process. If you have that competitive edge and can excel through their interview process, the end result is not just a job but a career! Excellent Services and Excellent Results!” - Anonymous, Finance Specialist

“Wall Street Services is by far the best recruiting firm I have ever worked with. The professionalism is unparalleled and the staff is extremely courteous and very diligent in their approach to finding the right match for employer and employee. The turnaround time is very quick as I was interviewing shortly after my resume was submitted… It truly was a wonderful experience to work with Wall Street Services.” -Wais A., Financial Services Specialist

“Wall Street Services helped me find a challenging position with one of the most elite companies in both New York and the world. The entire interview to hire process took only three weeks. They remained in constant contact and served as a very professional liaison between both myself and the organization.” -Corey H., HR analyst

Share Your Experience

Your experience with our recruiting process, online application, and organization is very important to us. Please share with us your honest feedback through an online survey.

It takes less than 1 minute!

Take Survey Now

Facebook comments: