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What classes do you have to take for Finance and what is the pay like for Personal Financial Advisors?

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This is what I am wanting to major in and I am just curious on what others say


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Charles’s Answer


I recommend economics, finance, accounting and a behavioral science, you’ll be working with a variety of personalities. Certain jobs pay a salary plus bonus or commissions. Others, pay solely commissions, no limit on your income, but no guarantees.

Charles recommends the following next steps:

  • Think about your personality type, ask your friends and family about your skills and competencies.

Jeff’s Answer


Depending on the college / university there are a variety of classes you would need to take to become a finance major. Likely somewhere in the range of 6-10 finance specific classes (ex: intro to finance, financial modeling, personal finance, etc.) Additionally, there are likely various accounting and economic classes that would be required as well. I'd suggest reaching out to the college you are interested in attending / currently attending.

Jeff recommends the following next steps:

  • contact guidance counselor at university who can give specifics for a Finance degree.

Katie’s Answer


Macroeconomics is a good place to start to help you determine what your focus is. Accounting will be critical and professional development is absolutely necessary for anyone in Finance.

The pay for Financial Advisors is often variable and commission based. Some firms will not be as interested in your earnings as they are with what business you leave with them should you fail. It is a very difficult business that requires a thick skin, but hugely rewarding if you’re passionate about what you do and remain ethical.

Katie recommends the following next steps:

  • Internships while you’re in college help you see the good and bad sides of the business.

Ming Ju’s Answer


Coporate Finance

International financial market

Principals of marketing, finance, Entrepreneurs, and statistics.

Also, we will be better to understand Accounting as well.