Should You Become a Loan Officer?

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Updated November 10, 2016

3. On a scale of 1 to 10, with one being the worst and ten​ the best, rate your ability to make a decision.

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5. You are going on vacation and have to choose a hotel. How would you do this?

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6. Flash forward: You're a loan officer. What do you like most about your job?

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7. What one word would you use to describe how the person in this picture probably feels?

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9. Which is the highest level of education you wish to attain?

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10. What is the lowest compensation that would be acceptable to you?

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Should You Become a Loan Officer?

You got: Don't Become a Loan Officer

I got Don't Become a Loan Officer. Should You Become a Loan Officer?
Since loan officer isn't a good career for you, find another path.. Thomas Barwick / Getty Images

​​You would be so much happier if you chose a different career. Being a loan officer isn't a right fit for you. Your answers indicate that you don't have enough of the qualities you need to succeed: excellent listening and critical thinking skills, and must be service-oriented.

Employers usually hire candidates with a bachelor’s degree in finance, economics or a related field. The median annual salary is $63,430.

Take time to find a career that plays to your strengths. If you do, there is a much better chance you will have a successful career with which you are happy.

Should You Become a Loan Officer?

You got: Loan Officer Isn't a Good Career Choice

I got Loan Officer Isn't a Good Career Choice. Should You Become a Loan Officer?
If you shouldn't become a loan officer, what should you do?. Yenpitsu Nemoto / Getty Images

Your answers indicate you may not have all the qualities that would make you a good loan officer. Other careers would be a better fit for someone with your strengths. Loan officers must have excellent  listening and critical thinking skills, and must be service-oriented.

Employers usually hire candidates with a bachelor’s degree in finance, economics or a related field. The median annual salary is $63,430.

There are a lot of careers out there. You will find one that is perfect for you. Look for a career that suits your strengths and make sure you are willing to fulfill all the job requirements.

Take time to find a career that plays to your strengths. If you do, there is a much better chance you will have a successful career with which you are happy.

Should You Become a Loan Officer?

You got: You Might Make a Good Loan Officer

I got You Might Make a Good Loan Officer. Should You Become a Loan Officer?
Loan officers help customers obtain funds. ImagesBazaar / Getty Images

​​You have most of the qualities that loan officers need, but not all of them. Loan officers must have excellent  listening and critical thinking skills, and must be service-oriented.

Employers usually hire candidates with a bachelor’s degree in finance, economics or a related field. The median annual salary is $63,430.

Before you make your next move, learn more about being a loan officer. Conduct informational interviews with people who work in this field and read job descriptions. 

Should You Become a Loan Officer?

You got: You Were Born to Be a Loan Officer

I got You Were Born to Be a Loan Officer. Should You Become a Loan Officer?
Loan officers help customers obtain funding. David P. Hall / Getty Images

Congratulations! You made an excellent choice. Your answers indicate that you have all, or just about all, of the qualities successful loan officers need.

These strengths include, excellent listening and critical thinking skills, and must be service-oriented.

Employers usually hire candidates with a bachelor’s degree in finance, economics or a related field. The median annual salary is $63,430.

Although these quiz results indicate this is a good career choice, learn more about it before you make a final decision. Look at job descriptions and do informational interviews with people who work in this field.