Financial analysts provide guidance to businesses and individuals making investment decisions. They assess the performance of stocks, bonds, and other types of investments.
Financial analysts typically must have a bachelor’s degree.
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.
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Financial analysts work in offices. Most work full time, and about 3 in 10 worked more than 40 hours per week in 2016.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
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