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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.