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Between working, walking my dog, devouring food, and all my other activities, I rarely have time to sit down and take a good look at my finances or study the stock market in depth. If I were serious about investing, I would consider contacting a financial analyst who could help me make the most of my very few dollars, as those folks spend all day scrutinizing different funds. Not all analysts work with money, but they do have something in common: exploring a particular area in depth to form conclusions and using those conclusions to make recommendations to companies and other people.

Analyst Careers

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Analyst Career Guide Overview

  1. What an Analyst Does
  2. A Typical Day for an Analyst
  3. Salary and Career Progression for an Analyst
  4. Best Locations for an Analyst
  5. Pros and Cons of Being an Analyst
  6. What You Need to Know for a Career as an Analyst
  7. Analyst Resources
  8. Related Careers
  9. Companies with Jobs and Internships as an Analyst

What an Analyst Does

An analyst explores a specific, limited area in depth. An analyst can work within a number of different industries. Some common analyst specializations include:

A Typical Day for an Analyst

The typical day of an analysts varies depending upon their speciality, but here are some things you might encounter.

Financial analyst:

Market research analyst:

Web analyst:

Salary and Career Progression for an Analyst

Because an analyst can work within many different industries, here are a number of positions available and their average yearly earnings:

Best Locations for an Analyst

If you’re an analyst, here are some hot spots for you:

Pros and Cons of Being an Analyst

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What You Need to Know for a Career as an Analyst

To be an analyst you’ll need a bachelor’s degree, preferably in the specific field you’d like to work in. Beyond that, a master’s degree may be required for some jobs. In general, coursework should include business, marketing, statistics, mathematics, and survey design. You also might need to receive a certification from a governing body, like the Marketing Research Association (for market research analysts). Broader skills you’ll need include the ability to write clearly, dissect data, and communicate effectively.

Analyst Resources

If a career as an analyst still sounds like your cup of tea, here are a few things you should do to get started.

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Networking Opportunities

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