Miwuna, a financial analyst, spends her typical day managing funding for a university from federal grants and foundations. She studied accounting and got her first job in accounting at a university research office, which is where she transitioned to research administration. She tells us it's important to follow your dreams because you have to love what you do on a daily basis.
Financial analysts provide guidance to businesses and individuals making investment decisions. They assess the performance of stocks, bonds, and other types of investments.
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