When it comes to your career you should always strive for success, choose a job which you will enjoy and more importantly, elect a career which will allow you to do what you are best at. Having a passion for your job is quite rare and I cannot tell you how many friends I have who are miserable because they are in a career which doesn’t play to their strengths.

Today we are going to look at some career choices which are available to you if you are a numbers person, someone who loves nothing more than getting stuck into balance sheets, market forecasts and high frequency equations. This isn’t a skill everyone has and if you possess it then you should make money doing what you love. Here are some top careers to consider.

Financial Advisor

 Some of the most gifted financial minds like Patrick Dwyer financial advisor for Merrill Lynch have carved out incredible careers by offering businesses and individual clients the chance to grow their wealth based on their expertise and advice. If you want to be a financial advisor the you will need to have a firm understanding of the market and what can impact it, a grasp of all aspects of finance and the sales skills to make clients believe in your advice. This is a results driven industry which can be very lucrative and personally rewarding.

Tax Accountant

Other than death, it is said that taxes are the only sure thing in life and if you great with numbers then you could embark on a strong career dealing with taxation. Companies and individuals have a legal obligation to pay their taxes and your role will be to ensure that they are paying what they should be, and not paying what they shouldn’t. You will not only need to have high levels of numeracy to do this job, you will also need to pass tax exams and ensure that you have a wonderful knowledge of taxation laws. Not everyone has a very good understanding of taxation and if you can prove yourself to have the knowledge then you can form a strong career in this industry.

Trader

Whether you are trading currency, stocks, shares or futures contracts, you will need to be able to process high amounts of numerical data and be able to forecast in which way you think the markets are going to go. This is a fast-paced job which will see you dealing with massive amounts of finances and taking calculated risks every day. You will be the person calculating the risks and your ability to deduce information into small chunks will be central to your failure and success as a trader. There is often a high turnover of traders that work in banks and private investment firms and such is the pressure of the job, it is not one that you can do for a long period of time. Traders can be paid very well via commissions if their ability is good and if you are up for the challenge then trading could be the route for you to go down.