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Loan Officers and Counselors
You will need at least a bachelor's degree if you want to work as a loan officer or counselor. While you are in high school, therefore, you should take classes that will give you a solid preparation for college. Classes may include mathematics, such as algebra and geometry, science, history, and a foreign language. Take English courses to improve your researching, writing, and communication skills. Also, take computer classes. Computer technology is an integral part of today's financial world, and you will benefit from being familiar with this tool. Finally, if your high school offers classes in economics, accounting, or finance, be sure to take these courses. The course work will not only give you an opportunity to gain knowledge, but will also allow you to see if you enjoy working with numbers and theories.