A Look at Financial Planning Careers

By Rebekah Horsting posted 02-23-2018 12:39


If you’re just starting to thinking about a career in financial planning, this is a great time to be looking at this field. The U.S. Labor Department predicts jobs in the field will grow by 30% by 2024. And U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks Financial Advisor among the Top Business Jobs in their annual Top Jobs Report. In a nutshell, a personal financial advisor is someone who establishes a one-one-one relationship with their clients and provides ongoing comprehensive advice to guide them in all aspects of their finances and help them achieve their financial goals including educating their children, investing for future goals, and saving for a secure retirement.

Personal financial planning is a field for those who want to help people. Along with financial expertise, working in the field requires good relationship-building skills, as well as the ability to listen to clients and to ask the right questions in order to develop a strong financial plan that encompasses all needs.

The CFP Board Career Center is an online resource for those who are interested in learning more about a career as a CFP® professional. Along with resources, the Career Center provides access to listings of current job openings and internships for those who want to browse opportunities or post their resume.