Over the last couple of months I have been thinking that I might be keen on a bit of a career change and one of the options I was consider was entering into the financial planning industry, given that graduated in economics, I obviously post on these forums a fair bit and love business, economics and finance. So I guess I was just wondering if those that are already in the industry might be able to offer me a bit of feedback and advice. How's the industry as a whole going since the recent shake up? Where do you see the industry trending in the future? What does the typical day of a financial planner mainly consist of? What skills, education and qualifications are most employers looking for? What are the opportunities are there for financial planners to grow in the industry, ie how does one further their career in the industry? What does it take to succeed in this industry? What sort of income does your typical entry level financial planner make? Is there anything else I should be questioning before entering the industry? Thanks in advance.