Retirement Planners

Financial planners help people invest for the future (see "Financial Planners.") Retirement planners are financial planners who specialize in the financial needs and concerns of people planning for retirement. Some retirement planners work for corporations of all sizes; many others are self-employed. Retirement planners have diverse backgrounds in fields such as banking, accounting, law, and life insurance. There are approximately 459,000 financial analysts and personal financial advisers working in the United States.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Business
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Business Management
  • Financial
  • Interpersonal
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Organized
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification Recommended