What should i major in if i wanted to be a financial advisor?
Currently im at my local community college, almost done. I'm majoring in Business Admin, but if i wanted to be a financial advisor should i change to finance or economics or something once i get to my four year?
- 4 months ago
- SumDudeLv 74 months ago
lol. A college degree does not qualify you for being a financial adviser. There is a multi-step ("semester") program to become a Certified Financial Planner. Check it out.
- AugustLv 54 months ago
Business admin will teach you nothing and it looks like you have wasted 4 years of your life
- SuccessLv 64 months ago
Major in accounting. After you get your 4 year degree, take the additional classes you need to become a CPA.
You will them be qualified to get a job with a starting salary of over $70K per year in the finance industry, as an adviser or a fund manager.
Please, please wait 3 or 4 years before you buy yourself a boat or vacation condo.
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- KyleLv 74 months ago
you're in college. they should have resources to help you figure things out. asking online is fine for ideas. but working with a team in person is what really moves things forward. talk with a counselor or adviser at your school. they should have one for students to help declare major's. see if you can even talk with a professor in the field of study. talk about what it takes, job outlook, career growth, other opportunities you may not be aware of.
they are there for students. so use the resources available to you.
then when you figure out, start looking for internship opportunities. some colleges will let you take them in the fall in place of college credit. so that's something to look to when you transfer.
otherwise, apply for intern jobs in the spring for the summer. even if it isn't paid, the experience you can put on a resume will be far more valuable than any random part time job like in retail. some colleges will have job fairs where employers and recruiters will come to talk to students. again, ask a counselor if such happens. otherwise, use job board sites like glassdoor or even linkedin and see what's out there in your area.
- Don GLv 74 months ago
Finance and Accounting
- NeverLv 74 months ago
One is not really any better than the other. HOWEVER, getting hired is not based on your education. Firms hire brokers who have $$$ contacts. Because your job is to bring assets to the firm.
- Anonymous4 months ago