What the job looks like
starts at $55,500 up to $127,054+
- Keeping up to date with what is happening in finance
- Thrill of connecting with an audience and giving a great lecture
- Understanding information that impacts countries around the world
- Finance constantly changes so there are always new case studies and examples to look at
The not so good
- People not paying attention in a lecture
- Lots of marking
Creating a successful career as a finance lecturer will mean combining your passion and knowledge for finance with your ability to teach.
The teaching component of the job means you will need to become confident and capable with presenting to small and large groups. Lectures can go from one to three hours on a particular topic and there can be a handful or hundreds of students in the room.
As a lecturer you will need to contribute to research activities including writing publications or articles. This will require excellent English skills as your work will be your credibility in the industry.
Finance involves different types of maths so you will need to learn about currency, shares, investments and interest. These figures can change on a daily basis so you might find yourself re-calculating numbers or using different examples in your teaching according to the latest rates. A solid understanding of statistics and percentages will come in handy for you to make accurate predictions and forecasts about the finance sector.
If you are interested in business and figures, then a career as a finance lecturer could be for you.
You’re introducing people to a new concept, developing a skill set and improving their confidence.
Pathways to this career
Subject suggestions for the HSC
Choosing your HSC subjects from this list could really help with your career. Think carefully about what you want to study after school as you might need to choose specific HSC subjects for that course and to count towards your ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank). An ATAR is your academic rank in relation to other HSC students and helps with University admission.
Some subjects will count towards your ATAR, others will not. Check with your career advisor before making subject selections.
- English (Advanced or higher)
- Mathematics (2 unit or higher)
- Business Studies
- Legal Studies
- VET courses including Financial Services
What can I do after I have finished school?
Studying one of these degrees can help with your career.
- Bachelor of Commerce
- Bachelor of Economics
- Follow the stock market
- Keep in touch with trends in business, housing and technology
- Go to career expos and events like university Open Days for information about what you will study