What can I do with my course in financial planning?
Careers in financial planning
As a Financial Planner you will help each client to achieve their financial objectives by developing and implementing financial plans.
You may offer financial planning advice to individuals and organisations in areas such as wealth creation, retirement planning, asset allocation, taxation, estate planning and insurance.
A key part of your role is ensuring that all decisions are taken within a risk framework that meets each client's needs. Financial planners must provide sound, independent and ethical advice. Financial planning is highly regulated and further certification is required before you can give financial advice to clients.
You will need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes to gain employment in financial planning:
- Research, investigation and report writing skills
- Strong numeracy skills and attention to detail
- Ability to analyse and communicate complex financial data
- Report writing skills
- Confident presentation skills
- Interpersonal and team building skills
- Discretion when dealing with confidential information
Related roles include:
- Financial analyst
- Commodities trader
- Stock broker
- Bank manager
- Portfolio manager
- Insurance officer
Salary and job outlook
You can learn more about graduate salaries and graduates job outcomes for financial planning at Graduate Careers Australia.
You can look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.
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