Well, there is no definite answer for this. In term of monetary aspect, there are some who did well in the full commission career and there are also others who perform in full salary job. Consider this carefully before taking a plunge as what’s important to others might not be of any value to you. Having worked as application engineer and sales engineer, I like the stability of the job. After three years of work in corporate life, I realise I didn’t like the environment. It was an illness trigger by an office politic that forces me to resign. It’s only that moment, i realise stability is just a mental state or, I should describe it as, an illusion. When my mum contracted cancer, I asked my engineering boss for help and he offered to lend me $300. When my boss accidentally make a mistake in his job, I became the best person to take up that “responsibility”. When I lost 10kgs in just one month as I became the corporate victim, no one ever stand up for me, not even the boss when I sold my 18 hours per day life to the company that I work for. The ex-boss always told us that no one is indispensable in this world and it took me more than 2 years to realise it. As for a full commission career, the key is whether do you have the ability as no company will hire people without the ability to perform the duty.
Enough of my sharing, the job is really rewarding as many are already aware of this fact. The key is to focus on risk not the return (or commission). To get started as representative of a financial adviser, you will be given allowance and tuition fee assistant. This will certainly provide some form of essential security to your family and you. I have personally witness many fresh graduates entering the industry and earning 6 figures of income. The common traits that everyone have is the good attitude demonstrated in the duty as representative of a financial adviser. One of my siblings even earn a 7 figures annual income consistently as a representative of a financial adviser. Go for it while you are young and able. You are rewarded for the right attitude demonstrated towards your trusted clienteles.