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Financial Dealers conduct financial market transactions on behalf of clients.
Buys and sells securities within financial markets, and trades and distributes financial securities on behalf of financial institutions. Registration or licensing is required.
Specialisations: Derivatives Trader, Fixed Interest Dealer, Foreign Exchange Dealer, Securities Dealer
Buys and sells commodity futures on behalf of clients. Registration or licensing is required.
Buys and sells stocks and bonds on behalf of clients. Registration or licensing is required.
Specialisations: Trading Floor Operator (Stock Exchange)
Includes Equities Analyst. Registration or licensing may be required.
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a medium sized occupation employing 14,700 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has fallen.Moderate growth is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create between 5,001 and 10,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
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An Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least 3 years of relevant experience is usually needed. Many Financial Brokers have a university degree. Sometimes experience or on-the-job training is needed in addition to a qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Financial Dealers who provide good customer service and who have strong interpersonal skills.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.
Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.
Building and keeping constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.