For bankers who want to wield power and influence, the CEO spot is still the coveted goal. But for those looking for different rewards - psychological, financial, or both - banking today offers more possibilities than ever.

Take Shedrick Barber. A senior vice president in charge of professional African-American market development for NationsBank Corp., Mr. Barber doesn't enjoy the prestige or paycheck of a CEO. But for sheer personal satisfaction, he said, his job cannot be beaten.

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