What Does a Do
job search
job title, keywords
where
city, state, zip
jobs by job search
Accountant

Actuary

Administrative Assistant

Aerospace Engineer

Air Traffic Controller

Anesthesiologist

Architect

Architectural Engineer

Auditor

Auto Mechanic

Automotive Technician

Bailiff

Biomedical Engineer

Biomedical Scientist

Business Administrator

Business Analyst

Business Broker

Chartered Financial Analyst

Chemical Engineer

Civil Engineer

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Compliance Officer

Computer Consultant

Computer Designer

Computer Engineer

Computer Programmer

Computer Scientist

Computer Technician

Contract Specialist

Coroner

Correctional Officer

Counseling Psychologist

Court Assistant

Creative Director

Credit Analyst

Crime Scene Investigator

Criminal Investigator

Data Analyst

Database Administrator

Dental Assistant

Design Engineer

Detective

Dialysis Technician

Diesel Mechanic

Dietary Aide

Director

Director of Development

Director of Nursing

Director of Operations

EKG Technician

Electrical Engineer

Elementary Teacher

Endocrinologist

Environmental Engineer

Events Coordinator

Executive Assistant

Family Nurse Practitioner

Finance Director

Financial Controller

Financial Planner

Firefighter

Food Scientist

Forensic Investigator

Forensic Pathologist

Forensic Science Technician

Freight Broker

Game Designer

Graphic Designer

Healthcare Administrator

Hospital Administrator

Human Resource Generalist

Human Resource Manager

HVAC Technician

Instructional Designer

Insurance Adjuster

Intelligence Officer

Interior Designer

Investment Advisor

IT Specialist

IT Technician

Juvenile Probation Officer

Kindergarten Teacher

Lab Tech

Land Surveyor

Landscape Architect

Legal Assistant



What does an Investment Advisor do?

Choosing a career as an investment advisor places you in the circles of high finance and on the path to a well-paying position. With a solid education in finance, you have the opportunity to understand the movement of money and its effects. Once you gain sufficient experience, you can become a major player in the field. The training required is rigorous and heavily dependent on the principles of accounting, banking, stock market activities, statistical analysis and sales. As an investment advisor, your success depends on helping clients invest their money wisely and seeing that money grow.

Educational requirements for an investment advisor

A four year bachelor's degree provides a solid grounding in finance and business principles. However, the Master of Business Administration is quickly becoming a minimum requirement for advancement in the field since there are a limited number of good positions and many candidates. The MBA normally takes two years more of study but adds quality to your credentials and leads to better job opportunities. Along with your academic training, you benefit by learning from the ground up. An internship gives you the chance to participate and depending on your performance, the possibility of permanent employment. Along with the MBA, certification as a chartered financial analyst further qualifies you for a favorable position in the field.

Investment advisor career paths

As an investment advisor, you can specialize in one or more fields. The stock market is fast moving and carries the potential for a large income. When helping clients increase their wealth, your compensation will grow along with their earnings. In banking, you help clients invest profitably and become a key player yourself. Real estate and insurance offer opportunities for an investment advisor to become a top business executive. In these careers, your social skills must be excellent and can lead to success and profitability.

Outlook for the future

The Bureau of Labor Statistics foresees only average growth in this field, around 9 percent. Electronic financial participation by individuals has made investment easier for those individuals, but as a good investment advisor, your expertise can have a positive impact on their efforts. There are many candidates for available positions so you need to become very competitive and persistent in your efforts.

Get Your Degree!

Find schools and get information on the program that’s right for you.

Powered by Campus Explorer


Librarian

Life Coach

Lighting Designer

Lighting Technician

Logistics Coordinator

Manager

Marine Engineer

Marine Scientist

Marketing Assistant

Marketing Director

Marriage and Family Therapist

Mechanical Engineer

Mediator

Medical Assistant

Medical Billing Specialist

Medical Coding Specialist

Medical Laboratory Technician

Medical Records Technician

Medical Technician

Medical Transcriptionist

Midwife

Military Officer

Mortgage Broker

Multimedia Designer

Nail Technician

Neonatal Nurse

Network Administrator

Network Engineer

Neurologist

Neurosurgeon

Nuclear Engineer

Nurse

Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Assistant

Occupational Therapist

Paralegal

Parole Officer

Payroll Administrator

Payroll Clerk

Pediatrician

Personal Assistant

Petroleum Engineer

Pharmacy Technician

Phlebotomy Technician

Physical Therapist

Physical Therapy Aide

Physician Assistant

Physiologist

Policy Analyst

Pricing Analyst

Probation Officer

Procurement Specialist

Project Coordinator

Public Adjuster

Publicist

Quality Assurance Specialist

Radiation Therapist

Radiology Technician

Recruitment Consultant

Registered Nurse

Respiratory Therapist

Rocket Scientist

Sales Director

Scientist

Security Officer

Set Designer

Social Worker

Software Developer

Software Engineer

Sound Technician

Speech Pathologist

Speech Therapist

Sports Agent

Sterile Processing Technician

Stock Broker

Structural Engineer

Substance Abuse Counselor

Surgical Nurse

Surgical Technologist

Surveyor

Systems Analyst

Systems Engineer

Teacher

Teacher Assistant

Travel Agent

Truancy Officer

Ultrasound Technician

Vet

Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Technician

Video Game Designer

Vocational Nurse

Web Designer

Web Developer

Wedding Planner

Wind Turbine Technician

X-ray Technician

Youth Counselor