Careers in Finance: Opportunities Abound for Students, Recent Grads and Other Job Seekers

Throughout college, Kathleen Kenealy knew she wanted a career that had something to do with numbers. But she wasn’t interested in being a math teacher. So, armed with a business management degree from a New England liberal arts college, Kenealy set out to find a job in the world of finance, ultimately landing an entry-level position at a wealth management firm in Massachusetts.

Now a veteran wealth advisor and Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) with Waltham, Mass.-based Peak Financial Management, the firm with which she began her career some 12 years ago, Kenealy says, “I have never looked back. I feel so incredibly lucky to have landed in this profession. It has ended up being a perfect fit.”

For students, recent grads and other job seekers, there are compelling reasons to consider a career as a financial advisor. Here are eight:

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