Certified Financial Planners—A Hot Commodity

Portrait of smiling business woman noting something with team in backgroundWith baby boomers on the verge of retirement, financial planners are in high demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the rate of employment for personal financial advisors to increase by 32 percent by 2020—that’s more than twice the amount for the average growth of all occupations (14 percent).

“The industry is working toward financial access for all,” said Kathy Oakley, academic director for the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies’ CFP Graduate Certificate Program. “Working with a CFP® practitioner can help consumers across all income levels feel more confident about achieving their financial goals, especially when the unexpected happens.”

If you’re looking for a career change in finance, Continuing Studies offers a CFP Graduate Certificate Program. Since this program’s start date in 2002, it has become one of Continuing Studies’ most successful programs.

“We offer classroom and online programs taught by instructors who are experienced practitioners,” said Oakley. “We can teach you the knowledge and decision-making skills you need to be eligible to take the CFP® Exam, and we care about your success.”

Upon successful completion of the Continuing Studies CFP Graduate Certificate Program, students are awarded a Rice University certificate of completion, which fulfills the CFP Board’s education requirement. After completing the education requirement, students can apply to sit for the CFP® Exam.

If our program piques your interest, head back to school this fall to jumpstart your career as a personal financial planner.

Be sure to join us for one of our upcoming free information sessions on campus or online to learn more.

Rachael Shappard


Rachael Shappard, Marketing Coordinator

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