Why Becoming a CFP® Pro Might be For You

By Rebekah Horsting posted 05-04-2017 11:04


With many recent college graduates and young professionals looking for a rewarding career with growth potential, work-life balance and the satisfaction of helping others, the profession of personal financial planning should be top of mind.

Demand for financial planners is growing. In fact, it’s expected to grow 4 times faster than other occupations, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It’s an exciting career path that can bring personal satisfaction as well as financial rewards.

A career in financial planning also provides you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and families by helping them reach their life goals. “There’s so much transformation in one’s life when they get their finances together,” says Brittany Castro, a Los Angeles-based CFP® professional. “It’s a great feeling because I know I helped them get there.”

By becoming a CFP® Pro, you can further distinguish yourself with employers in the financial services industry who are increasingly seeking out CFP® certification as the most desired credential in this growing field.

You can learn more about becoming a CFP® Pro plus find stories of successful CFP® Pros and a variety of resources to get you started on your own path at