Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents


Buy and sell securities in investment and trading firms, or call upon businesses and individuals to sell financial services. Provide financial services, such as loan, tax, and securities counseling. May advise securities customers about such things as stocks, bonds, and market conditions.


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Security Brokers And Dealers
  2. Commercial Banks
  3. Mortgage Bankers And Brokers
  4. Business Credit Institutions
  5. Security And Commodity Services

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 4,780 31.35 12.05 41.01 65,210 25,050 85,290
Joplin MSA 40 26.74 11.64 34.29 55,620 24,210 71,330
Columbia MSA 50 29.97 12.84 38.53 62,340 26,720 80,140
St Joseph MSA 60 16.86 11.23 19.68 35,070 23,350 40,930
Springfield MSA 130 33.45 9.44 45.46 69,580 19,630 94,560
St Louis MSA 3,070 29.96 12.32 38.78 62,320 25,630 80,670
Kansas City* 1,050 33.64 11.96 44.48 69,976 24,885 92,521
Central Region* 130 43.20 15.07 57.26 89,855 31,354 119,105
Northwest Region* 90 21.44 11.71 26.30 44,591 24,363 54,706
Ozark Region* 180 30.27 9.93 40.45 62,968 20,647 84,128
Southwest Region* 140 44.15 16.06 58.20 91,842 33,406 121,060
St. Louis City* 670 27.10 12.62 34.33 56,360 26,257 71,411
St. Louis County* 1,750 32.23 11.40 42.65 67,039 23,712 88,702

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 6,140 7,210 1,070 17.43 157 Outstanding
Kansas City MSA 2,560 2,920 360 14.06 57 Good
St Louis MSA 3,830 4,240 410 10.70 73 Outstanding
Central Region* 180 250 70 38.89 9 Good
Northeast Region* 80 90 10 12.50 2 Caution
Northwest Region* 80 90 10 12.50 1 Caution
Ozark Region* 210 270 60 28.57 8 Good
Southwest Region* 80 90 10 12.50 3 Good

* - 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
Financial Planning and Services
Investments and Securities