Financial Planner A Career That Makes a Difference
As baby boomers start their migration to the necessary next stage of life i.e. retirement their well-documented lack of preparation and financial savvy puts a whole new meaning to the words "financial planning."
Providing expert financial
help is increasingly a task that's not just about making money,
but about helping people be ready to live the rest of their lives.
has led to some dramatic changes in the financial services industry, and the careers
surrounding it have changed, with many people being drawn to work as financial
planners as much to help others as to earn a good living.
Gone are the days of
stockbrokers racing the clock to time individual trades for clients. Instead,
financial services professionals now are groomed to take a full service approach
to their clients' finances helping them in all aspects of their financial
life. What that means to those considering a career in financial planning is new
choosing a career as a financial services professional often enter the industry
after spending 20, 30 or even 40 years doing something else. People from all walks
of life, such as teachers, doctors and lawyers have started second careers as
number of factors, including the current economic recovery, have turned the financial
services industry into a highly competitive marketplace. What's more, the
Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that faster-than-average employment
growth is expected in the financial services industry through 2018. To prepare for the growth, many
firms are relying on their own niche to attract candidates who fit their culture
who have entered the financial services profession are happy with their choice.
According to the College for Financial Planning's Survey of Trends in
the Financial Planning Industry, 99 percent of respondents reported that they
were either satisfied or very satisfied with their profession.
Financial Planning Association www.fpanet.org.
Courtesy of ARA
More about careers in financial planning around the Web:
Planner Board of Standards
Society of Financial Service Professionals (FSP)