Investment Professionals

Investment professionals such as financial analysts, fund managers, endowment managers, and chief investment officers are responsible for creating an investment strategy to benefit their clients, companies, or others they serve. Some investment professionals work for a stock exchange, others for an investment firm, while still others work for a foundation and manage a large portfolio of investments.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Chief Investment Officers, Endowment Managers, Financial Analysts, Fund Managers, Institutional Managers, Registered Investment Advisers
Duties Analyze investment markets and funds, make investment decisions for clients, monitor investment performance, file regulatory paperwork
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist across the country, but primarily in larger cities and metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
Experience One to three years' experience required
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
  • Business Management
  • Financial
  • Organizational
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Executive or Principle of Investment Firm
  • Director, Investment Services
  • Manager, Investment Services
  • Investment Professional
  • Investment Associate or Assistant

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