Mortgage Career Entry Resources

As a mortgage loan originator (MLO), you’ll play a vital role in helping people secure financing to purchase their dream homes. From prequalification to closing, you’ll be with your client every step of the way to ensure the home buying process goes smoothly. This dynamic career involves adapting to new situations on a regular basis. A career as an MLO offers a flexible schedule and an opportunity to help others using skills that come natural to you.


Why Choose a Career in Mortgage

Mortgage loan officers earn a median salary of $63,960*. Commissioned-pay means, if your effort is high, your income will follow suit

Jobs in the mortgage industry are projected to grow 8 percent over the next 5 years

Flexible business hours that work for you and your schedule

Unlimited earning potential

Related career paths Loan Officer, Mortgage Processor, Mortgage Underwriter, Escrow Officer, etc.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020)

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A mortgage loan officer is a person who looks at loan applications and makes a recommendation to approve or deny them. This career allows you to encounter new situations every day at work as you find the best mortgage loans for a given borrower. Read More >

MLO: Do You Have What it Takes?

The right person will thrive in this environment and face new challenges every day. Whether you’re finding the right lender for a particular case borrower or adapting to new rules instituted by the lender, you’ll always have an exciting day in the office. Read More >

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Applying for and getting a loan can be a tough and challenging process for a potential homeowner. However, a mortgage loan officer can make that process easier and more enjoyable for everyone involved. Read More >


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