Sales Agents, Securities & Commodities


Buy and sell securities in investment and trading firms and develop and implement financial plans for individuals, businesses, and organizations.
Also called: Financial Consultant, Investment Advisor, Investment Specialist, Registered Representative

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
  • accounting and economics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • psychology
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
    Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Initiative
  • Dependability
  • Persistence
  • Analytical Thinking

Technology:

    Financial analysis software
  • AnalyzerXL
  • Trading Blox
    Object or component oriented development software
  • C++
  • Oracle Java
    Desktop communications software
  • ADP/Vantra VOLTS
  • Imagine Software Imagine Trading System

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    certificate after college
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