I want to become a financial advisor. How can I break into the field?

I have a bachelor's degree from Indiana University in Journalism. I have been working in customer service for manufacturing companies for the past year and a half. Should I go back to school for my MBA? Should I take an online course to become a CFP? Or should I look for an internship at a financial services company?

Asked By: Christie B - 7/25/2007
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You don't even need a university degree at all to be a Financial Advisor, let alone an MBA. (Also hard to do an MBA if you don't have a BBA...can't do a Masters of Physics unless you ..y'know, took Physics... More
Answered By: enders_knight - 7/26/2007
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I would think that you should go for an internship, that way, you can get more experience in the field. After that, you can begin to look for a job in one of those major companies like Chase, or Washington Mutual, etc. If you choose not to, another great idea would be to start your own business by getting an office and... More
Answered By: smartcat3000 - 7/25/2007
Smartcat's idea about an internship is an excellent suggestion. I worked for a bit with World Financial Group. With the mentorship and training I received there, now I take life easy and consider myself to be retired... More
Answered By: gertieok - 7/25/2007
i was out of college with my bba and looking for a job in the finance industry, i did get to interview with some financial advising companies so i have some idea what is expected. This companies will take you on if you show a drive to suceed and are entrepreneurial in personality. They will sponsor you to take your... More
Answered By: kumanina - 7/25/2007
Answered By: lam shu hoe l - 7/26/2007
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