It is said that Money makes the world go around. But money must be handled very carefully. It must be controlled not only at individual and personal levels, but national and international levels too. Otherwise the outcome can be a financial catastrophe. On individual plane it can end up into severe debts which can lead to bankruptcy. In the national and international level it means something like 1929 disaster when the stock market had crashed so severely that the whole world went into a deep depression. That is the reason why financial planning career is so very important.
A career in financial planning does not mean sitting down and adding income and expenditure, it involves much more. In case you are keen on a career in financial planning, then you could be employed with a number of financial institutions like bank, credit union, investment company, stock exchange or government. For a career in Financial Planning you need a keen head for figures as also deep knowledge of the financial world. College or University training is very essential to a financial planning and some superior levels need lot of knowledge and understanding along with specific training. In case you are keen to take up financial planning as a career then knowledge of law may also prove to be beneficial. There are lawyers who are experts in world of finance too. Many young people taking up a career in financial planning feel Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) to be a very good training plane. The SEC supervises the working of the securities industry and enforces the Congress laws to protect the public investments.
In the world of finances the job market is expanding except may be in banks where bank mergers and automation have reduced the job market for bank officers formerly known as tellers. More and more people bank on line thus giving rise to more positions in computer and information technology. Because of severe competition in the Banking industry, they look for people with good sales and marketing background. American banks have become global, they are looking for U.S. educated Latin and Asian Americans who can take over the overseas positions in financial careers. The same applies to investment and securities organisations that are going global. Millions of Americans are retiring who need somebody to guide them in investments and planning and for this they are depending on institutions offering financial planning services. A career in this area has a very great potential. More information on learning about this field can be obtained from American Bankers Association, the Bank Administration Institute, the Centre for futures Education, The Financial Women International, and the National Association of Credit Management.