Analyst, Financial Analyst, Investment Analyst, Securities Analyst
What they do:
Conduct quantitative analyses of information affecting investment programs of public or private institutions.
On the job, you would:
- Inform investment decisions by analyzing financial information to forecast business, industry, or economic conditions.
- Prepare plans of action for investment, using financial analyses.
- Evaluate and compare the relative quality of various securities in a given industry.
- accounting and economics
- customer service
Arts and Humanities
Math and Science
- arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Engineering and Technology
- computers and electronics
- thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
- reading work related information
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
- thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
- figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
- communicate by speaking
- communicate by writing
- add, subtract, multiply, or divide
- choose the right type of math to solve a problem
Ideas and Logic
- use rules to solve problems
- make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Analytical Thinking
- Attention to Detail
- Stress Tolerance
You might use software like this on the job:
Financial analysis software
- Delphi Technology
- Oracle E-Business Suite Financials
Analytical or scientific software
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
- Microsoft Dynamics GP
- Oracle PeopleSoft