These comments apply to the career group Auditors, Accountants and Investment Professionals, which includes Financial Planners, Investigators and Underwriters.
Retirements will account for the majority of these job openings. Although the retirement rate in this occupation will be average during the 2011-2020 period, there will be a sharp increase in the number of retirements relative to the 1999-2008 period. This increase can be explained by the fact that workers in this occupation are older on average and retire somewhat earlier than the other workers.
This slower rate of employment growth (which is nonetheless average) is due in particular to a smaller increase in demand for investment specialists than in the past, and to the real-estate market downturn. Similarly, the number of job seekers will increase slightly during the 2011-2020 period. Job seekers will come mainly from the school system. Finally, a number of workers will leave for other occupations, mostly likely in management.
Job Seekers: 138,270
Job Openings: 168,833
Job prospects for this career are rated Good