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Retirement Planners

Retirement Planner—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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Financial planners help people invest for the future. 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 249,400 personal financial advisers working in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits




Career Ladder
Teacher or Owner of Financial Planning Firm

Experienced Retirement Planner With a Large Client Base

Entry-Level Retirement Planner

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