Every career field has its uncertainty. As the economy ebbs and flows so to do many jobs. Deciding to become an investment and insurance advisor can seem like a particularly risky venture when the market looks volatile. In the end, there is no real certainty in life and where there is great risk there is also great reward. Deciding to become a financial advisor and work for a respected brokerage is a bold move that has more advantages than risks.
Re-thinking the 9 to 5 Let’s You be the Boss
Financial advisors need to be available when their clients are available. For most, this means an unconventional schedule that you as the financial advisor control. Setting up multiple appointments on several days a week means that the other days are left free to find more clients or focus on other life pursuits. In the end the freedom of schedule leaves time on your side.
You are the Educator and the Salesperson
While the modern client is more educated about retirement issues and insurance needs than a generation ago, they will still need to learn from you. This sets up an opportunity for you as their financial advisor to continue in learning and education to make yourself a valuable financial asset to your clients. While many fields have workers who stop progressing, in order to make the sale and provide the best product for your clients you will have to keep learning. This constant education will aid you as you work with clients.
You Earn While You Help
You are helping your clients plan for their future, whether through a linked benefits policy or an annuity, you are guiding people toward financial security. The best part? You’re getting paid for this as well. The nice perk about becoming a financial advisor is you have the opportunity to provide a valuable service while earning an income that really has no limit. Providing superior service and earning money for it is a wonderful way to spend your career.
Bottom Line: Despite the uncertainties, becoming an insurance and investment advisor presents the unique combination of pay, continuing learning and the ability to help people plan for their future.