In a survey of 297 certified financial planners released Friday, the vast majority, or 86 percent, described themselves as “very satisfied” with their career choice.

“I have the greatest job…. How many professions have such a highly satisfied career choice?” asked Kevin Keller, chief executive officer of the CFP Board. The board commissioned the survey, which was conducted during July and August, from Westat Research, a research and statistical survey organization known for its work with the federal government. The aim of the survey was to take an unbiased snapshot of its certificants views of the board’s certification process and other practices. The survey also produced the following findings:

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