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It's important for bankers to be analytical thinkers who are good at critical thinking, problem-solving and math. They also need to have strong interpersonal skills because they will be helping their clients make important decisions. They also need good communication skills so that they are comfortable explaining sometimes complicated financial situations to their clients in a clear manner.
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Most bankers work in an office setting. Typically, they work 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. More banks are offering night and weekend hours, however, so it isn't unusual to work outside of the traditional bankers' hours.