Wall Street isn't the only place you can find banking jobs these days. From financial centers close to home to those situated overseas, here are some hot locations for banking jobs:
New York City – It may not be topping every list of the best places to snag banking jobs these days, but the Big Apple is still a contender. Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch live here, not to mention the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ.
San Francisco – The City by the Bay is the financial capital of the Western United States, with ample banking jobs at companies such as Charles Schwab and U.S. Capital Partners. San Francisco's proximity to Silicon Valley could also be a draw for those interested in a high-tech venture capital career.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Forget Penguins and pierogies, the 'Burgh is fast becoming famous for its booming financial services sector – the single largest contributor to the regional GDP. Between 2009 and 2013, financial employment has grown here by no less than 7 percent – that's nothing to sneeze at, no matter how cold it gets.
Boston – Home to Bain Capital, Fidelity Investments, State Street and other major money managers, Beantown is still one of the best cities for banking jobs, thanks in part to its proximity to New York and its "Gateway to London" location on the northeast coast.
Dallas, Ft. Worth, and San Antonio, Texas – They say everything's bigger in Texas – and that's certainly true when it comes to banking jobs. As large banks look to move operations to less-expensive locales, these cities are becoming employment hot spots.
London – Most U.K. banking jobs are centered in London with a lion's share of large, international banks, including Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, maintaining a presence in the city. Aspiring investment bankers could also turn to local institutes such as Barclays for work.
Zurich – This spectacular city is a main European hub for banking jobs, home to the headquarters of global finance giants such as Credit Suisse and UBS. Speak a little French or German? You could be a shoo-in for a banking career here.
Singapore and Hong Kong – Bankers looking to work in Asia are flocking to cities like Singapore and Hong Kong, which boast rapidly growing markets for banking, wealth management and trading jobs with HSBC, UBS, Citigroup, JPMorgan and other top international firms.
Dubai – The financial mecca of the Middle East, Dubai is home to offices of Credit Suisse and Africa's Standard Bank. There are banking jobs available even for candidates who don't speak Arabic.
Sydney – Down Under, Sydney hosts the offices of international financial institutions such as JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank and is the headquarters for local heavyweights Macquarie Group and Westpac. Best of all, there's no language barrier for English speakers seeking banking jobs in Australia.
In your search for banking jobs, it's important to look for locations that will offer the best career opportunities and lifestyle for you. With offices and staffing specialists around the world, Robert Half can help.