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The banking industry offers a variety of positions that appeal to a wide range of interests and personalities.

Apply for a scholarship through The Risk Management Association (RMA) Foundation Scholarship Program

The Risk Management Association (RMA) is pleased to offer scholarships to students in an undergraduate program who are interested in working in the banking industry after graduation.

WHY CHOOSE BANKING?

We hear it from our members all the time—the banking industry offers a variety of positions that appeal to a wide range of interests and personalities. Many members start in one area, and find themselves growing into new aspects of banking as they progress through their career. Because there are so many areas within a bank, there are many opportunities to hold a management position and quality of life is high.

PAY SCALE

RANGES

* Salaries presented are not inclusive of bonus and other compensation and can vary by region and bank.

* Median annual pay for all U.S. workers was $34,750.

PROJECTED JOB GROWTH

Through 2026

The average annual growth for all jobs is 11%. In the financial services industry, projections for financial analysts and loan officers exceed the average for all jobs, while compliance officer and financial examiner are projected to grow slower than the average for all jobs.

The average annual growth for all jobs is 11%. In the financial services industry, projections for financial analysts and loan officers exceed the average for all jobs, while compliance officer and financial examiner are projected to grow slower than the average for all jobs.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

This career is about giving back and making your community/city more sound. This next generation is the key to keeping our communities strong and through commercial banking and community involvement, you too can be a leader in your community.

Brannon Kroll, VP, Private Banking Administration

It was only after accepting a position as a commercial loan assistant that I began to understand the multitude of professional careers that are enveloped by the banking industry...The industry is encouraging of upward movement, with most commercial banks offering opportunities for cross-training development and professional advancement.

Mollie L. Smith, Risk Assessment Analyst

Exposure to a variety of industries gives young professionals (especially credit analysts) the chance to ‘try before you buy’. Your successful career in commercial banking can lead to a successful career in private industry. Or remain in commercial banking, where skilled, intelligent credit analysts and commercial lenders are (currently) in demand.

Steve Schoenecker, President, Kansas Chapter

Being a banker allows you to gain the understanding of how everything around you comes to be.

Martin Gutierrez, Associate Relationship Manager

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