Great with numbers but hoping your skills add up to more than a cubicle life of humdrum reports? Good with people and excited by the idea of applying your expertise toward advising and helping them?
If LoveMoneyLovePeople describes you to a tee, we've got great news for your future: Iowa State has a major specifically designed for creating financial experts—not just number crunchers but advisers who help people understand and plan with their money. It's called Financial Counseling and Planning, and a degree in this major sets you apart with a unique skill set that equips you for a career as a financial planner, investment adviser, retirement planner, loan officer, financial counselor, and much more.
In these fields, it's not just about numbers–it's about connecting people and numbers. Courses are taught by professors who are experts in economics, sociology, human development, family studies, finance, and psychology. Best of all, you get to tailor your course of study to best suit your individual goals.
We know numbers are your thing, so here are a few that will make you smile.
- JOB PLACEMENT: rates for Iowa State Financial Counseling and Planning graduates 100%
- EMPLOYMENT GROWTH: based on the national average for all professions 228%
- MEDIAN PAY: for financial advisers $64,750