Financial Analysts

General Information

Description

Conduct quantitative analyses of information affecting investment programs of public or private institutions.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises
  • Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only)

Job Outlook

Employment of financial analysts is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. A growing range of financial products and the need for in-depth knowledge of geographic regions are expected to lead to strong employment growth. Demand for financial analysts tends to grow with overall economic activity. Financial analysts will be needed to evaluate investment opportunities when new businesses are established or existing businesses expand. In addition, emerging markets throughout the world are providing new investment opportunities, which require expertise in geographic regions where those markets are located. Demand is also projected to increase as the growth of “big data” and technological improvements allow financial analysts to access a wider range of data and conduct higher quality analysis. This analysis will help businesses manage their finances, identify investment trends, and deliver new products or services to clients.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$71,400

State-by-state Salary

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$108,060
$48,240
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 61%
  • Master's degree 35%
  • Associate's degree 2%
  • Post baccalaureate 1%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Economics and Accounting
  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Administration and Management

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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