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Personal Financial Planning Careers

A Solid Career Investment

Reap the rewards of helping others secure their financial future.

Staying financially secure is a personal matter, and it takes a personal touch to manage financial futures. Our personal financial planning minor will prepare you for this important role. You can engage with your own personal finance and help other people, passing on your knowledge to your community to help their financial health.

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Strong Outlook

15% Job Growth for Personal Financial Advisors thru 2031, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022.

A Good Investment

$94,170 per year median salary for personal financial advisors, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019.


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Understanding finances opens up an array of career options within the business world. Depending on what major you pair our minor with, here’s a list of professions you can pursue:

  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Personal Financial Planner
  • Wealth Management Advisor
  • Paraplanner
  • Associate Planner
  • Bank Trust Department
  • Financial Planning Compliance
  • Operations
  • Household Insurance Associate
  • Employee Benefits Associate
  • FinTech Associate
  • Marketing

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Preston Cherry

Want to Know More?

Meet Program Director, Preston D. Cherry, Ph.D, CFP®, assistant professor of finance and the person who pioneered our personal financial planning minor. He can help you determine possible career paths.

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