Projected growth: 32 percent
Typical median annual pay: $58,800
With retirement in sight for many Baby Boomers, financial planners are busy balancing their Boomer clients’ investment returns and risks. Even younger generations, shaken by the economic downturn, may want a professional’s help in planning their own retirement. If you have a knack for understanding stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other financial products and strategies, you could enjoy working for a large firm or hanging out your own shingle.
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Pictured, Carolyn Buse (left) and Cathy Bearce, financial advisers for American Express, talks to Girl Scouts during a workshop called Camp CEO.