6/23/2014 | FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING Page ContentDo you have a head for numbers? Does finance interest you? Perhaps you should consider studying a degree in finance.Those with jobs in the financial sector are not only highly respected. Their opinions are also sought after. Here are five reasons why you should study a financial degree:A variety of career pathsA finance degree allows you to choose from a variety of career opportunities. From the private to the public sector, traditional institutions like banking to the not so traditional career paths like writing finance articles for publications there’s a lot to choose from.You'll be in high demandYou are indispensable to many businesses because they all need skilled and qualified people to consult and assist them with budgets, finances and all kinds of decisions.Money talksIndividuals with financial degrees have the potential to earn well. For example, budget analysts have been known to earn upwards of R650,000 annually, while financial managers have been known to earn upwards of R1,100,000 annually.You're in controlThe advice you give to others to help them make sound financial decisions can be applied to your own finances. Having a financial degree means you'll be able to take care of your own finances and budget, making your money work for you.Prestigious positionsIndividuals with financial degrees are considered to be highly knowledgeable. Qualifications and subsequent experience gives them access to top level jobs.If you are interested in studying a financial degree, perhaps you should consider studying at Varsity College, an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), South Africa’s top private higher education provider. If you would like more information on financial degrees or you'd like to know more about The IIE’s Varsity College, please contact us and visit our website at www.varsitycollege.co.za.