Being a financial planner has been named one of the top five jobs in the US, according to a study based on government statistics.
In the Best and Worst Jobs of 2012, a list compiled by CareerCast, the profession came below only software engineer, actuary, human resources manager and dental hygienist.
The rankings were based on the physical demands, work environment, income, stress, and hiring outlook and used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other government agencies.
Among the professions below financial planner were mathematician (10), astronomer (43), accountant (47), judge (62), stockbroker (77) and attorney (87).
Ranked at 196 was journalist (newspaper), coming in only above oil rig worker, enlisted military soldier, dairy farmer and lumberjack in the list of 200 jobs.
'Damage is done at the moment the pension is transferred...'
'Visibly trawling for prospective clients'
‘Effectively the norm’
20 years experience in multi-asset