Budget Counselors


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Northeast, Career Cluster
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100315
Budget Counselors

Budget Counselors - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

About 19% of financial counselors are self-employed.

Major employers:

  • Stock brokers and dealers
  • Banks and credit unions
  • Insurance companies

Outlook

Growth for this occupation will be about as fast as average as more people are getting ready to retire and seek help from financial planning advisors. As people live longer, the demand will grow for financial planning services. Another reason for growth is that fewer employers offer pensions so people need to seek the help of financial planners.

There will not be much competition for positions in this occupation, but job prospects are best for those with certifications.

Financial Counselors (CIS 100315)

Location Employment & Growth >>>> Annual openings



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Illinois
15,767
Very large
&
9.4%
5.8%
>>>>
1,363
High
  Champaign Area
141
Large
&
5.0%
7.0%
>>>>
12
Moderate
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
158
Large
&
4.4%
5.0%
>>>>
13
High
  Cook County
10,131
Very large
&
10.4%
5.6%
>>>>
890
Very High
  Decatur Area
74
Large
&
12.2%
7.0%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
383
Large
&
15.7%
9.7%
>>>>
36
High
  Du Page County
1,613
Very large
&
6.1%
5.4%
>>>>
132
High
  Edwardsville Area
159
Large
&
8.2%
5.1%
>>>>
13
High
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
74
Large
&
10.8%
7.0%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
76
Medium
&
5.3%
5.2%
>>>>
6
Moderate
  Lake County
737
Large
&
11.4%
8.6%
>>>>
65
High
  McHenry County
122
Large
&
9.0%
6.8%
>>>>
10
Moderate
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
113
Large
&
5.3%
6.8%
>>>>
10
Moderate
  Northwest Illinois Area
160
Large
&
4.4%
3.6%
>>>>
13
Moderate
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
469
Large
&
6.6%
7.3%
>>>>
39
High
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
113
Large
&
10.6%
4.3%
>>>>
10
Moderate
  Rock Island-Moline Area
148
Large
&
6.8%
5.7%
>>>>
13
High
  Rockford Area
238
Large
&
9.2%
7.6%
>>>>
20
High
  Shawnee National Forest Area
53
Large
&
3.8%
2.4%
>>>>
4
Moderate
  Springfield Area
212
Large
&
9.4%
4.7%
>>>>
19
High
  St Louis-Belleville Area
162
Large
&
6.2%
6.4%
>>>>
13
Moderate
  Vermilion County
26
Medium
&
3.8%
4.9%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Will County
215
Medium
&
13.5%
9.1%
>>>>
20
Moderate
United States
263,000
Large
&
4.4%
3.7%
>>>>
19,200
High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.