When people find themselves in a tough financial situation, an adviser can be the answer. About 45,900 financial investment advisers and managers are employed in Australia, government figures show. In the five years to May, 2022, this is forecast to grow to 47,200. Tasks involved in this occupation include discussing financial options with clients and developing investment strategies, advising on the sources of funds and the distribution of earnings, and setting financial objectives. About half (52.7 per cent) have been to university, studying such degrees as a Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning) or a Master of Financial Planning. About a third of workers (35.8 per cent) hold a diploma or advanced diploma, such as an Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning, which typically takes between one and two years to complete. SEEK Learning reveals financial planners typically earn $82,000 to $111,000 a year.