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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
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
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 17,78616.5%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,05011.6%
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 25,88211.3%
Depository Credit Intermediation 9,4556.0%
Security & Commodity Investment Activity1,1315.5%
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services9,1753.6%
Insurance Carriers 4,2442.9%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 6,3172.8%
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 11,0922.5%
Aerospace Product & Parts Manufacturing 2712.2%
Computers and Peripheral Equipment 4862.2%
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing 1,0951.9%
Activities Rel to Credit Intermediation 1,7791.5%
Software Publishers 5,3241.5%
Other Information Services 3,4781.4%
Office Administrative Services 1,7331.3%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,1431.3%
Semiconductor and Electronic Components 1,6591.1%
Architectural and Engineering Services 20,1231.0%
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers 5,5241.0%

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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.)
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.

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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.)
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.
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

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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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