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Benefits of Pursuing a Career in Securities

Whether you’re considering a career in the industry or you’ve already earned one or several series licenses, there are countless reasons to keep moving forward. Check out our Top 5 below for extra incentive.

Bureau of Labor Statistics suggest jobs for personal financial advisors are projected to grow 7% by 2028, due in large part to the aging population of those in this career. Cerulli Associates predict 1/3 of financial advisors plan to retire or leave the industry in the next decade.

Securities professionals provide financial advice and buy and sell securities including stocks and bonds. With the new modern landscape of technology, connectivity, and mobility, most financial representatives have the flexibility to create their own schedule.

From sales and marketing to relationship building, keeping up with fast-paced industry changes and the technological platforms that power them, the challenges a securities industry professional faces are different day in and day out.

The median annual wage for the securities, commodities, and financial service sales industry was $62,270 in 2019, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The top 10 percent earned over $204,000. With focus and dedication, what you put in, you can get back.

In securities licensing, there are many different opportunities and paths to advance your career. From client-facing engagements to managing funds for a corporation, managing a team or becoming your own boss, the options are broad and endless.

Start Preparing to Pass Your Qualification Exam

Most individuals need to pass the Securities Industry Essentials Exam before taking a qualification exam to become a registered representative. Get started with your career by preparing for your Securities Industry Essentials Exam.

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“Working with securities and clients is fun and fulfilling. It's a great feeling helping people begin or continue their investing career.”

- Mark W.