Ready For That Job On The Street?

With plans to hire 1,200 new brokers this year, PaineWebber is desperately looking for more people like Gina Timko. For 15 years, Timko was a registered pharmacist. When she decided to switch careers in her mid-30s, she concluded that being a securities broker was a good way to make more money and use her sales skills. She was right. Today, at age 40, she earns a low six-figure income as a PaineWebber broker in St. Petersburg, Fla.

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.