Financial Advisors: Hot Prospects?

Financial advisors have the best jobs after college professors and software engineers, according to a research report from Money magazine and Salary.com released today. Among the factors the report took into account were job growth, pay and stress levels. Of course, call them stockbrokers and you may get another picture entirely. They finished dead last in prestige when ranked against 21 other professions, according to a Harris poll taken last year. That may help to explain why stockbrokers weren’t even listed in the Money report (i.e., financial advisors didn’t make the Harris cut). It is the rare individual who calls him or herself a stockbroker today. With the growing hype over fee-based planning and comprehensive wealth-management services, financial advisor seems to be the preferred nomenclature these days. Which one are you?

Financial advisors have the best jobs after college professors and software engineers, according to a research report from Money magazine and Salary.com released today. Among the factors the report took into account were job growth, pay and stress levels. Of course, call them stockbrokers and you may get another picture entirely. They finished dead last in prestige when ranked against 21 other professions, according to a Harris poll taken last year. That may help to explain why stockbrokers weren’t even listed in the Money report (i.e., financial advisors didn’t make the Harris cut). It is the rare individual who calls him or herself a stockbroker today. With the growing hype over fee-based planning and comprehensive wealth-management services, financial advisor seems to be the preferred nomenclature these days. Which one are you?

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