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Personal Financial Advisors In Demand

General Information

Description

Advise clients on financial plans using knowledge of tax and investment strategies, securities, insurance, pension plans, and real estate. Duties include assessing clients' assets, liabilities, cash flow, insurance coverage, tax status, and financial objectives. May also buy and sell financial assets for clients.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit74.10%
  2. Self-employed20.71%
  3. Private, not for profit3.73%
  4. State and local government0.97%
  5. Federal government0.39%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Finance

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+13%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$95,390

State-by-state Salary

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$167,000
$36,550
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 52%
  • Post baccalaureate 34%
  • Less than high school 4%
  • First professional degree 4%
  • Post-secondary certificate 4%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%

Related College Majors

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PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Enterprising — You have an interest in managing, negotiating and marketing, or leading and advising others.
  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.
  • Social — You have an interest in helping, teaching, advising, assisting or providing service to others.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Mathematics
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Psychology
  • Sales and Marketing

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