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What does a Financial Analyst do?

Financial analysts evaluate, interpret and report on huge volumes of complex financial data from company reports to global economic trends. The job duties of a financial analyst include interview prospective clients to determine financial status and objectives; discuss financial options and developing financial plans and strategies; or prepare reports gleaned from the analysis of financial data and explore investment opportunity.

Financial analysts generally focus on trends affecting a specific industry, geographical region, or type of product. For example, an analyst may focus on a subject area such as the energy industry, a world region such as Eastern Europe, or the foreign exchange market,

How to become a Financial Analyst?

Most financial analysts hold a Bachelor's degree in commerce or business, majoring in finance. They may be required to pass additional examinations in order to be certified as an official financial analyst.

Average Salary**

**Source: payscale.com

Career Outlook

Entry-Level
Financial Analyst, Financial Planning Advisor, Risk Analyst
Mid-Career
Finance Manager, Portfolio Manager, Fund Manager
Experienced
Chief Financial Officer, Finance Director, Finance Controller, Finance Reporting Manager

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