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Occupation Description:
  Conduct quantitative analyses of information affecting investment programs of public or private institutions.
Career Video:
  Video Icon  Financial Analysts
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Typical Tasks:
  • Purchase investments for companies in accordance with company policy.
  • 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.
  • 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..
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems..
  • 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..
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one..
  • 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..
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming..
  • 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..
  • 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..
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process..
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Education & Training:
  Bachelor's degree
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Wage Information:
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $107,022.00 $51.46 $29.88 $33.09 - $57.10
Bridgeport/Stamford $122,982.00 $59.12 $30.55 $34.69 - $72.35
Danbury $96,706.00 $46.49 $28.98 $32.91 - $55.32
Hartford $93,848.00 $45.12 $29.75 $32.48 - $49.35
New Haven $78,532.00 $37.76 $27.36 $30.05 - $44.03
New London/Norwich $89,665.00 $43.10 $28.03 $30.96 - $48.63
Waterbury $94,134.00 $45.26 $28.25 $32.28 - $48.31
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Occupation Outlook:
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2014 2024
State of Connecticut 6,170 6,920 1.1% 202
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow faster than average, and the number of annual openings will offer excellent job opportunities.
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
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