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Financial Planning, the Job for Me

Zack | future financial planner

One career choice that has always interested me, Zack, is financial planning. It is my goal to get the proper education to become a financial planner when I am older.

The reason this career choice is interesting to me is because I have grown up around it. My dad is a financial planner and he has taught me a lot about money management. I have asked him numerous questions about this industry. I have always been interested in managing my own money, so I think I would enjoy helping other people manage their money. Plus, I think it would give me so many neat opportunities. I would be able to meet cool people, go to some pretty neat places, and most importantly help people achieve their financial goals.

If I don't go to college after high school, it would be very difficult for me to find a good financial planning job. So, in order to fulfill my goal of becoming a financial planner, I will need to attend a university fit for this career. I have taken the time to research some colleges that would open up opportunities for financial advising. Also, I've looked up what degree(s) I will need to be successful. Some colleges that I have researched include Baylor, Kansas State, Clemson, Louisiana State, Purdue, Texas Tech, and Georgia. All seven of these universities offer exceptional money management programs and classes. I will have to get a Bachelors degree and a Masters degree in order to become a financial advisor.

There are so many great opportunities for me and for future financial planners. This industry is in great need for more qualified experts and that may never change.

Zack's essay appears here as written, to preserve the young author’s unique voice and individual writing style. However, we have deleted personally identifiable information to protect the student’s privacy.