Financial Analysts 


Financial and investment analysts collect information about companies, stocks, bonds, and other investments, examine and analyze information to provide investment advice / recommendations to clients, senior company officials, pension fund managers, securities agents, and associates, and prepare company, industry, and economic outlooks; analytical reports; briefing notes; and correspondence.


Aptitude: • Numerical and analytical ability , • Flexible personality

Work: Financial and investment analysts work in establishments in business / government such as banks, brokerage houses, insurance companies, investment companies, manufacturing firms, trust companies, utility companies, and underwriting firms.

Title Examples: Financial Consultant, Investment counsellor, Money market analyst, Securities analyst

Useful Secondary School subjects: Math, Business, English

Degrees associated with this career: Bachelor

Requirements: In general, you need a bachelor's degree in commerce, business administration or economics as well as on-the-job training and industry courses / programs. Some employers may require you to have the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation available through a program from the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts in the United States. With experience, you may move up the ranks to a management position such as securities manager. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and about 1 in 4 has a graduate degree.

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  1. deepu0907 says:

    Hello Sir, I did B.tech in computer science in 2008 and having around 5 years of experience in IT industry and also drawing a handsome salary. But though I m earning godd, in My experience i did not found my job interesting. I am too interested to make career in equity market. As of interest, I used to read finance related books, newspapers and have gained a good knowledge in that area. So please guide me how I can switch my stream of career, which course and certifications will help me and what are job opportunities there. Thanks, Deepak

  2. deepu0907 says:

    Hello Sir, I did B.tech in computer science in 2008 and having around 5 years of experience in IT industry and also drawing a handsome salary. But though I m earning godd, in My experience i did not found my job interesting. I am too interested to make career in equity market. As of interest, I used to read finance related books, newspapers and have gained a good knowledge in that area. So please guide me how I can switch my stream of career, which course and certifications will help me and what are job opportunities there. Thanks, Deepak

  3. deepu0907 says:

    Hello Sir, I did B.tech in computer science in 2008 and having around 5 years of experience in IT industry and also drawing a handsome salary. But though I m earning godd, in My experience i did not found my job interesting. I am too interested to make career in equity market. As of interest, I used to read finance related books, newspapers and have gained a good knowledge in that area. So please guide me how I can switch my stream of career, which course and certifications will help me and what are job opportunities there. Thanks, Deepak

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