Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+3.7% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree


What Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents Do

Buy and sell securities or commodities in investment and trading firms, or provide financial services to businesses and individuals. May advise customers about stocks, bonds, mutual funds, commodities, and market conditions.

Other Job Titles Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents May Have

Broker, Corporate Bond Trader, Financial Consultant, Financial Services Representative, Investment Advisor, Investment Representative, Investment Specialist, Investment Trader, Personal Banker, Stock Broker

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Sales and Service Consultant ,

Capital One

A great day for me means that I am visiting several Capital One Bank branches. I connect everyone on the team and thank them for all they do and to see if I can help in any way. I then meet with the Branch Manager. Together we review the business and I provide some coaching to learn what's going well for them and what opportunities they have to do things differently. From there, we put together a strong plan that will help them achieve their goals.

Relationship Manager ,

Capital One

I respond to clients needs via email and phone, I proactively call on existing and potential new clients, meet with clients and prospects face-to-face, create proposals or term sheets for clients, write credit memos to the bank's underwriting and risk team regarding clients and prospects.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Make bids or offers to buy or sell securities.
  • Monitor markets or positions.
  • Agree on buying or selling prices at optimal levels for clients.
  • Keep accurate records of transactions.
  • Buy or sell stocks, bonds, commodity futures, foreign currencies, or other securities on behalf of investment dealers.

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