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Financial Analysts

Conduct quantitative analyses of information affecting investment programs of public or private institutions.   (O'Net 13-2051.00)

 
Reported job titles:   Alternative Financing Specialist, Bank Analyst, Banking Analyst, Bond Analyst, Budget Analyst, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Commodity Analyst, Corporate Financial Analyst, Corporate Securities Research Analyst, Corporate Statistical Financial Analyst, Credit Products Officer, Energy Efficiency Finance Manager, Equity Research Analyst, Finance Analyst, Financial Advisor, Financial Analyst, Financial Manager, Financial Planner, Financial Systems Analyst, Fiscal Analyst, Government Incentives Alternative Financing Specialist, Green Material Value-Added Assessor, Institutional Commodity Analyst, Investment Analyst, Investment Officer, Investments Manager, Investor, Money Manager, Mutual Fund Accountant, Operational Risk Analyst, Planning Analyst, Portfolio Analyst, Portfolio Manager, Pricing Analyst, Pricing Specialist, Real Estate Analyst, Real Estate Investor, Renewable Energy System Finance Specialist, Research Analyst, Securities Analyst, Securities Consultant, Securities Research Analyst, Statistical Financial Analyst, Stock Analyst, Treasury Analyst, Trust Evaluation Supervisor
 
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    Wages
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 21.85   $ 27.41   $ 35.80   $ 47.39   $ 63.31   $ 44.60  
    Yearly $45,440   $57,010   $74,470   $98,570   $131,680   $92,780  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 22.61   $ 33.87   $ 39.41   $ 55.05   $ 60.79   $ 41.94  
    Yearly $47,020   $70,450   $81,960   $114,500   $126,440   $87,230  
     
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    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 247 257 0.4% 6
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Securities, commodity contracts, and other financial investments and related activities 24.3%
    Management of companies and enterprises 13.6%
    Credit intermediation and related activities 12.6%
    Insurance carriers and related activities 7.8%
    Management, scientific, and technical consulting services 4.7%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
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  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Present oral or written reports on general economic trends, individual corporations, and entire industries.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Financial Analysts  updated December 2005
     


    Knowledge
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  • Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
     
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
     
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
     
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
     
  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
     
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
     
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
     
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
     
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Financial Analysts  updated December 2005
     


    Skills
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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
     
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
     
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
     
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
     
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
     
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
     
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
     
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
     
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Financial Analysts  updated June 2010
     


    Abilities
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  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
     
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
     
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
     
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
     
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
     
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
     
  • Number Facility - The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
     
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Financial Analysts  updated December 2005
     


    Work Activities
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  • Analyzing Data or Information - Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Interacting With Computers - Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
     
  • Processing Information - Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Documenting/Recording Information - Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
     
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
     
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
     
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
     
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Financial Analysts  updated December 2005
     


    Interests
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  • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
     
  • Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
     
  • Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Financial Analysts  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
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  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
     
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
  • Analytical Thinking - Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
     
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
     
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Financial Analysts  updated December 2005
     


    State of Vermont License Information
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    No state licenses listed for this occupation.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
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  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
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  • Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
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  • Training: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
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  • Experience: A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Financial Analysts  updated December 2005
     


    Schools
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      Related Instructional Programs
     
    • Accounting and Business/Management.
     
    • Accounting and Finance.
     
    • Finance, General.
     
    • Financial Mathematics. (NEW)
     
    • International Finance.
     
    • Investments and Securities.
     
    • Public Finance.
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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