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Financial Analysts
(SOC Code : 13-2051)
in California

Conduct quantitative analyses of information affecting investment programs of public or private institutions.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20171st Qtr$53.80$35.24$46.33$62.57

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2014 - 202434,00040,7006,70019.71,370

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Other Financial Investment Activities 17,62416.5%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 99811.6%
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 25,49411.3%
Depository Credit Intermediation 9,3916.0%
Security & Commodity Investment Activity1,0645.5%
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services9,0583.6%
Insurance Carriers 4,0252.9%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 6,4102.8%
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 10,9262.5%
Aerospace Product & Parts Manufacturing 2632.2%
Computers and Peripheral Equipment 4702.2%
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing 1,0841.9%
Activities Rel to Credit Intermediation 1,7871.5%
Software Publishers 5,2481.5%
Other Information Services 3,4001.4%
Office Administrative Services 1,7141.3%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,2721.3%
Semiconductor and Electronic Components 1,6461.1%
Architectural and Engineering Services 19,9981.0%
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers 5,3021.0%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Accounting and Business/Management
Accounting and Finance
Finance, General
International Finance
Investments and Securities

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Conduct financial analyses related to investments in green construction or green retrofitting projects.
Forecast or analyze financial costs associated with climate change or other environmental factors, such as clean water supply and demand.
Identify potential financial investments that are environmentally sound, considering issues such as carbon emissions and biodiversity.
Determine the financial viability of alternative energy generation or fuel production systems, based on power source or feedstock quality, financing costs, potential revenue, and total project costs.
Evaluate financial viability and potential environmental benefits of cleantech innovations to secure capital investments from sources such as venture capital firms and government green fund grants.
Research and recommend environmentally-related financial products, such as energy futures, water rights, carbon credits, government environmental funds, and cleantech industry funds and company stocks.
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.
Purchase investments for companies in accordance with company policy.
Monitor developments in the fields of industrial technology, business, finance, and economic theory.

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Top Skills used in this Job
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.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
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.
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.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
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.
Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Number Facility - The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Recognition - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
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.

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Alternate Titles
Credit Products Officers; Equity Research Analysts; Investment Analysts; Operational Risk Analysts; Planning Analysts; Portfolio Analysts; Real Estate Analysts; and Securities Analysts
 
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