Just last month we shared an article that listed Financial Adviser as number 23 on the top 25 best jobs from U.S. News & Reports. Once again making the top jobs list, an article out on Wednesday from Investment News, shares the ranking of Financial Planner as fifth on the list of the 200 jobs evaluated by a job search website CareerCast.com.
“Take this job and love it: Financial planner ranks as fifth-best job”
Study says high pay, low stress and job security make for an enviable position
By Lavonne Kuykendall
April 11, 2012 1:58 pm ET
Why does Financial Planner rank so high? It’s a combination of a good work environment, relatively low stress and physical demands, coupled with high income and hiring outlook. Of course everyone’s experience in the role of Financial Planner is different, but here are the general reasons from the Investment News article of why Financial Planner makes the top 5 picks:
“According to the experts, financial planners have less stress, a better working environment and fewer physical demands than most other jobs.
Hardly anyone makes more than you, too.
At an average midcareer salary of $104,000, financial planners out-earn the rest of the top 10 professions.
Hardly anyone has better job prospects.
Expected employment growth, income potential and unemployment figures look better for financial planners than for most other professions.”
I have to say the low stress ranking surprised me, until I looked into the ranking methodology to find out what factors were included. Stress includes factors such as travel, meeting the public and deadlines, which would apply to financial planners are mixed with more physical demands, environmental conditions, and risk of life which are not likely to apply to this job category. Read the original article from CareerCast.com and find out more about the rating methodology.