Career Changers

Changing careers doesn’t have to be a daunting proposition. With the support of a quality organization, it can be an easy transition.

Many attorneys, bankers, accountants, educators, and military personnel have two things in common … they enjoy helping people and have transitioned into successful careers as financial representatives with Northwestern Mutual.

A career as a financial representative can give you the independence you are looking for, while having the extensive resources of Northwestern Mutual available to you. Please take a moment to read Career Changers, the real-life stories of people just like you who made this exciting and rewarding change in their careers and lives.


Personal Impacts

Steve graduated college in 2005 in California and worked in management for 3 years before joining Northwestern Mutual.  He excelled in management but felt he wasn’t meeting his true potential.  Ultimately, Steve didn’t feel like he was having a direct impact with the local community. He made the career change to Northwestern in 2008 and the company trained him completely to be a professional in the financial services industry. In 2012 he transitioned to Waterloo, Iowa, and enjoys serving the local community. Steve is thankful to Northwestern for the opportunity – “They have provided me with a great career, paid for my education and designations, and allowed me to have a great impact in our community helping families and businesses with financial planning.”

Steve Yerkes, CLU®, CASL®, ChFC®, CFP®, AEP®, CAP®

Associate Wealth Management Advisor


“The transition from my previous employer to self-employment has allowed me the flexibility to enjoy more time with my family and service organizations.”

Mark D. Hubbard, CLU® 

Field Director/Wealth Management Advisor


The Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL®) designation is conferred by The American College of Financial Services.


Northwestern Mutual financial representatives have the opportunity to determine their own financial futures while making an impact on others.

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Looking for a career that allows flexibility and exceptional income potential? Do you want top-notch training, mentorship and resources? Have you been searching for a company that demonstrates a commitment to diversity and giving back to the community?

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