Significant Information: Securities, Commodities & Financial Services Sales Agents
- A college degree, sales ability, good interpersonal and communication skills, and a strong desire to succeed are important qualifications.
- Securities and commodities sales agents must pass licensing exams.
- Competition for entry-level jobs usually is keen, especially in larger firms; opportunities should be better in smaller firms.
- Turnover is high for beginning agents, who often are unable to establish a
sizable clientele; once established, securities and commodities sales agents have a very strong
attachment to their occupation because of their high earnings and considerable investment in training.