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STOCK ANALYST: Wall Street Is Ivy League Based

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This stock analyst describes the day to day of his job, the challenges, what he likes most, and how difficult getting into the industry is. He tells us that getting into Wall Street can be quite difficult as it is an Ivy League's club, and you have to work around it or trick them to get into the business.

Degree: Political Science
Job Title: Stock Analyst

Job Summary: Financial Analysts

Job Description

Financial analysts provide guidance to businesses and individuals making investment decisions. They assess the performance of stocks, bonds, and other types of investments.

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Additional Info

Certification is often recommended by employers and can improve the chances for advancement. An example is the Chartered Financial Analyst certification from the CFA Institute, which financial analysts can get if they have a bachelor's degree, 4 years of experience, and pass three exams. Financial analysts can also become certified in their field of specialt

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the Chartered Financial Analyst.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$45,000 - $145,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office, Outdoor, Home, Military
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Detail oriented, Mathematical skills, Technical skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills

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m='9920'>that's</span> <span m='10240'>paradigmatic</span> <span m='11320'>how</span> <span m='11540'>this</span> <span m='11740'>is</span> <span m='11880'>going</span> <span m='12070'>to</span> <span m='12210'>occur</span> <span m='12540'>over</span> <span m='12770'>a</span> <span m='12820'>cyclical</span> <span m='13330'>pattern.</span> <span m='14250'>My</span> <span m='14360'>typical</span> <span m='14810'>day</span> <span m='14980'>is</span> <span m='15120'>to</span> <span m='15210'>find</span> <span m='15470'>out</span> <span m='15600'>information</span> <span m='16120'>in</span> <span m='16230'>any</span> <span m='16370'>way</span> <span m='16600'>I</span> <span m='17040'>can,</span> <span m='17660'>and</span> <span m='17850'>that</span> <span m='18070'>means</span> <span m='18570'>going</span> <span m='18880'>to</span> <span m='19210'>anywhere</span> <span m='19610'>I</span> <span m='19650'>can</span> <span m='19910'>to</span> <span m='20010'>find</span> <span m='20290'>it.</span> <span m='21560'>I'm</span> <span m='22260'>actually--</span> <span m='23090'>how do</span> <span m='23370'>I</span> <span m='23570'>say</span> <span m='23750'>this?</span> <span m='24360'>I'm</span> <span m='24560'>not</span> <span m='24830'>stuck</span> <span m='25030'>in</span> <span m='25150'>an</span> <span m='25240'>office.</span> <span m='25680'>I</span> <span m='25780'>have</span> <span m='25800'>to</span> <span m='26030'>find</span> <span m='26270'>things.</span> </p><p><span m='27170'>I</span> <span m='27290'>was</span> <span m='27480'>trained</span> <span m='27830'>in</span> <span m='28590'>liberal</span> <span m='28930'>sciences</span> <span m='29510'>at</span> <span m='30090'>UCLA.</span> <span m='30440'>I</span> <span m='30790'>was</span> <span m='30960'>political</span> <span m='31380'>theory,</span> <span m='32509'>but</span> <span m='32700'>I</span> <span m='32790'>understood</span> <span m='33550'>might</span> <span m='34180'>makes</span> <span m='34560'>right,</span> <span m='34970'>and</span> <span m='35130'>so</span> <span m='35280'>I</span> <span m='35350'>applied</span> <span m='35640'>that</span> <span m='35880'>to</span> <span m='35990'>the</span> <span m='36080'>stock</span> <span m='36390'>market.</span> <span m='37270'>What</span> <span m='37400'>I</span> <span m='37430'>like</span> <span m='37650'>most</span> <span m='37890'>about</span> <span m='38100'>my</span> <span m='38200'>job</span> <span m='38510'>is</span> <span m='38670'>the</span> <span m='38800'>complete</span> <span m='39240'>freedom</span> <span m='39620'>and</span> <span m='39720'>individuality,</span> <span m='40640'>and</span> <span m='40760'>creativeness.</span> <span m='42370'>What</span> <span m='42620'>I</span> <span m='42690'>don't</span> <span m='42910'>like</span> <span m='43100'>about</span> <span m='43400'>my</span> <span m='43520'>job</span> <span m='43860'>is</span> <span m='44220'>I</span> <span m='44370'>am</span> <span m='44470'>beholden</span> <span m='44850'>to</span> <span m='45270'>the</span> <span m='45630'>money</span> <span m='45940'>power</span> <span m='46210'>centers</span> <span m='46560'>of</span> <span m='46630'>the</span> <span m='46710'>world.</span> </p><p><span m='47540'>I</span> <span m='47640'>think</span> <span m='47850'>it's</span> <span m='47990'>hard</span> <span m='48170'>to</span> <span m='48250'>get</span> <span m='48390'>a</span> <span m='48440'>job</span> <span m='48690'>on</span> <span m='48760'>Wall</span> <span m='48910'>Street.</span> <span m='49980'>I</span> <span m='50050'>think</span> <span m='51210'>that</span> <span m='51410'>it's</span> <span m='52460'>predominantly,</span> <span m='53795'>how do</span> <span m='54270'>you</span> <span m='54390'>say</span> <span m='54560'>it,</span> <span m='54730'>Ivy League</span> <span m='55360'>based,</span> <span m='56110'>and</span> <span m='56220'>that you</span> <span m='56390'>have</span> <span m='56560'>to</span> <span 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