Financial Analyst

Career Overview

Financial analysts provide guidance to businesses and individuals making investment decisions. They assess the performance of stocks, bonds, and other types of investments.

Education

Financial analysts typically must have a bachelor’s degree.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
Median:
High End:
$52,540 /yr
$85,660 /yr
$167,420 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math - as much as possible!
  • Business
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Public Speaking
  • Accounting
Work Environment

Financial analysts work in offices. Most work full time, and about 3 in 10 worked more than 40 hours per week in 2016.

Future 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.

References
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada