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

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Currently Employed: 2,750

Projected Annual Job Openings: 120

Typical Hourly Wage: $30.57 - $57.42

Typical Annual Salary: $63,600 - $119,400

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Recommend investments and investment timing to companies, investment firm staff, or the public.
  • Determine the prices at which securities should be syndicated and offered to the public.
  • Prepare plans of action for investment, using financial analyses.
  • Evaluate and compare the relative quality of various securities in a given industry.
  • Draw charts and graphs, using computer spreadsheets, to illustrate technical reports.
  • Inform investment decisions by analyzing financial information to forecast business, industry, or economic conditions.
  • Monitor developments in the fields of industrial technology, business, finance, and economic theory.
  • Interpret data on price, yield, stability, future investment-risk trends, economic influences, and other factors affecting investment programs.
  • Present oral or written reports on general economic trends, individual corporations, and entire industries.
  • Monitor fundamental economic, industrial, and corporate developments by analyzing information from financial publications and services, investment banking firms, government agencies, trade publications, company sources, or personal interviews.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Desktop computers
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers
  • Tablet computers

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Expert system software
  • Financial analysis software
  • Information retrieval or search software
  • Spreadsheet software

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