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Financial Analysts and Advisors

What They Do:

  • Advise clients on aspects of capitalization, such as amounts, sources, or timing.
  • Analyze financial or operational performance of companies facing financial difficulties to identify or recommend remedies.
  • Assess companies as investments for clients by examining company facilities.
  • Collaborate on projects with other professionals, such as lawyers, accountants, or public relations experts.
  • Collaborate with investment bankers to attract new corporate clients.

Source: O*NET (2023)

Sample Job Titles:

  1. Portfolio Project Managers
  2. OCM Consultants
  3. Investment Analysts
  4. Financial Analysts

Source: Lightcast, 2023

Outlook in the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area)

Employment (Q3 2022) 2,996
Projected Annual Growth 0.2%
Average Entry Level Salary $56,200
Median Salary $99,100

Source: JobsEQ by Chmura, accessed April 7th, 2023. Data above represents job postings from the January 2022-December 2022.

Supply-Demand Snapshot: Financial Analysts and Advisors (all levels)
Entry Level Job Ads
395
Current Workforce
2,996

Source: JobsEQ by Chmura, accessed April 7th, 2023. Data above represents job postings from the January 2022-December 2022.

Preferred Certifications

(Entry level jobs requiring a high school diploma, Associate’s degree, and Bachelor's degree)

  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Top Secret-Sensitive Compartmented Information
  • Security Clearance
  • Secret Clearance
  • Project Management Professional Certification
  • Chartered Financial Analyst

Top 10 Skills Requested

(entry level jobs requiring up through a bachelor’s degree)

  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Statements
  • Financial Planning
  • Economics
  • Auditing
  • Financial Modeling
  • Financial Data
  • Financial Management

Source: Lightcast™ accessed April 7th, 2023

Outlook in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area)

Employment (Q3 2022) 9,570
Projected Annual Growth 0.5%
Average Entry Level Salary $70,100
Median Salary $104,800

Source: JobsEQ by Chmura, accessed April 7th, 2023. Data above represents job postings from the January 2022-December 2022.

Supply-Demand Snapshot: Financial Analysts and Advisors (all levels)
Entry Level Job Ads
1,643
Current Workforce
3,062

Source: JobsEQ by Chmura, accessed April 7th, 2023. Data above represents job postings from the January 2022-December 2022

Preferred Certifications

(Entry level jobs requiring a high school diploma, Associate’s degree, and Bachelor's degree)

  • Secret Clearance
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Security Clearance
  • Top Secret-Sensitive Compartmented Information
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Chartered Financial Analyst
  • Project Management Professional Certification

Top 10 Skills Requested

(entry level jobs requiring up through a bachelor’s degree)

  • Finance
  • Financial Analysis
  • Accounting
  • Financial Statements
  • Auditing
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Modeling
  • Data Analysis
  • Economics
  • Financial Planning

Source: Lightcast™ accessed April 7th, 2023

Outlook in the Richmond, VA MSA MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area)

Employment (Q3 2022) 1,684
Projected Annual Growth 0.6%
Average Entry Level Salary $58,800
Median Salary $101,500

Source: JobsEQ by Chmura, accessed April 7th, 2023. Data above represents job postings from the January 2022-December 2022.

Supply-Demand Snapshot: Financial Analysts and Advisors (all levels)
Entry Level Job Ads
147
Current Workforce
1,684

Source: JobsEQ by Chmura, accessed April 7th, 2023. Data above represents job postings from the January 2022-December 2022.

Preferred Certifications

(Entry level jobs requiring a high school diploma, Associate’s degree, and Bachelor's degree)

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Chartered Financial Analyst
  • Certified Internal Auditor
  • Certified Treasury Professional
  • Secret Clearance

Top 10 Skills Requested

(entry level jobs requiring up through a bachelor’s degree)

  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Statements
  • Financial Modeling
  • Auditing
  • Financial Planning
  • Economics
  • Process Improvement
  • Investments

Source: Lightcast™ accessed April 7th, 2023

Largest Employers in Capital Region:

  1. Amazon
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