Financial Planning Degree - Online and Campus Programs

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A Degree in Financial Planning can Launch Your Career

Financial planners work in government agencies and private industries. Almost every government agency and every other organization needs a financial planner or financial manager. Most positions require a bachelor's degree in financial planning or financial management to get started. Financial planners go by several titles, including finance officer, treasurer, or controller, as well as working as insurance managers and managers of international banking. They're responsible for:
  • Overseeing preparation of financial reports
  • Directing investment activities
  • Implementing cash management strategies
Some financial managers work in long-term goal setting for their organizations. Today there are some 539,000 financial managers and financial planners working in the U.S. and the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018 there will be 580,500. The field is growing as fast as average for all occupations, but there will be competition for jobs. When it comes to competition for available jobs, education can help you get ahead. Financial planning classes can guide you through classes to get your degree and train you to sit for exams if you enter a part of the financial field that requires licensure.

Financial Planning Careers and Salaries

A bachelor's degree in financial planning can get you started. Most programs run four years. Some of the financial planning classes you'll be taking include
  • Portfolio management
  • Management decision making
  • Investment classes
  • International finance
A degree in financial planning prepares you to work in securities and commodities, in management companies and enterprises, for insurance carriers and various local government agencies. The median annual wages for these positions ranges from $134,940 to $78,650 for the local government positions.