Crystal, a financial analyst, describes the challenges of her job, what she likes most, her key decisions, how to get into the industry, and work-life balance. Though she works on the financial side, she loves that she is contributing to the science and research being done. She tells us that it doesn't matter what you do as long as you agree with the mission where you work.
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
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