Financial Analyst

An exclusive career in the vast field of finance

So, what field am I going to work in?

The Finance field has many training opportunities. You need a good background in technical skills, math, and science. High schools, technical colleges, four year colleges, two year community colleges, career technical skills or institutes. Career Guidance Professionals can also help along the way. Learners participate in site visits, internships, and job shadowing. You can also get advanced training and degrees that helps you prepare for your future job.

What is the gist of this job?

This is a very fast paced job where one must be street smart, be smart with numbers and presenting them to their advantage. They conduct quantitative analyses of information affecting investment programs of public or private institutions. Usually, the main part of this job is analyzing data or other information.

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This job assures you a comfortable life, with rewarding pay, and many opportunities for bonuses.

Pros of being a Financial Analyst

  • High wages (average of $86,040 a year)

  • Favorable job outlook (23% increase from 2010 to 2020)

  • Opportunities for promotions, etc.

  • You aren't limited to one industry, many job options in various types of companies.

Best Colleges for this Profession

- University of Pennsylvania- Wharton

Requirements:

Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

  • SAT Critical Reading: 670 / 760

  • SAT Math: 690 / 780

  • SAT Writing: 690 / 780

  • ACT Composite: 30 / 34

  • ACT English: 31 / 35

  • ACT Math: 30 / 35

  • Cost(s):

    • Tuition and Fees: $44,890

    • Books: $1,190

    • Room and Board: $12,922

    • Other Expenses: $1,798

    • Total Cost: $61,800




- New York University- Stern

Requirements:

Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile


  • SAT Critical Reading: 620 / 720

  • SAT Math: 630 / 740

  • SAT Writing: 640 / 730

  • ACT Composite: 28 / 32

  • Cost(s):

    • Tuition and Fees: $44,848

    • Books: $1,000

    • Room and board: $16,622

    • Other Expenses: $1,000

    • Total Cost: $63,540

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