Personal Financial Advisors


Advise clients on financial plans utilizing knowledge of tax and investment strategies, securities, insurance, pension plans, and real estate. Duties include assessing clients' assets, liabilities, cash flow, insurance coverage, tax status, and financial objectives to establish investment strategies.


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Security And Commodity Services
  2. Security Brokers And Dealers
  3. Commercial Banks
  4. Personnel Supply Services

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 1,950 28.10 10.66 36.83 58,450 22,160 76,600
Joplin MSA 10 43.24 13.75 57.98 89,930 28,610 120,590
Columbia MSA 30 35.42 16.82 44.72 73,680 34,990 93,030
Springfield MSA 120 36.54 12.88 48.38 76,010 26,780 100,630
St Louis MSA 550 32.41 15.17 41.03 67,410 31,550 85,340
Northwest Region* 20 23.90 16.08 27.81 49,706 33,448 57,834
Ozark Region* 120 36.54 12.88 48.38 76,010 26,781 100,624
Southwest Region* 10 43.24 13.75 57.98 89,931 28,608 120,593
St. Louis County* 280 41.60 16.22 54.29 86,519 33,728 112,915

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 3,100 3,910 810 26.13 117 Great
St Louis MSA 1,020 1,270 250 24.51 37 Good
Central Region* 130 180 50 38.46 8 Good
Northeast Region* 40 40 .00 1 Caution
Northwest Region* 50 60 10 20.00 1 Caution
Ozark Region* 110 150 40 36.36 5 Good
Southwest Region* 50 60 10 20.00 2 Caution

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This profession generally requires Bachelor's degree in one of the following
Finance, General
Financial Planning and Services