CFA Society NC begins their 45th Anniversary year by welcoming newly-appointed President & CEO, Paul Smith, CFA to Charlotte to share with members CFA Institute’s vision and initiatives. The analysts also develop and revise the Board’s policies, procedures, and guidelines, coordinate comprehensive consumer compliance examiner training programs, participate in interagency activities, and identify complaint trends. They identify ways to encourage public and private partnerships and private-sector initiatives to address community developments needs, and they conduct research and provide technical assistance on urban and rural economic development issues and underserved financial services markets.
Individuals interested in a career as an analyst should have a degree in business administration with concentration in accounting or finance, and experience in financial analysis as it relates to banking. As you can see in the listing below, all of the Top 10 Jobs for 2012 are prominent in the fields of either Healthcare or Information Technology (IT). It is no surprise the IT jobs, especially those involving software development and testing are on the increase in numbers of new jobs annually. The Pharmacist can expect a wide range of salary offers these days, from $20,000 to over $120,000.
At the same time, the graph below shows much more than that increase, indicating that the number of jobs available in 2005 was quite low, if current vacancies are only 12,000. January 2010 marked the point of highest increase, the beginning of the second year of the Obama Administration, although these jobs experienced a slower gradually increase under the Bush Administration (ending 2008). Top metro areas for these jobs are identical to those listed for Database Administrator above. Yet analysts also use intuition and experience to determine how much is too much.
With a range of offered salaries between $20K to over $100K, the bulk of Medical Assisting jobs are paying in the $20,000s – But it is a good step to take if working one’s way up to Physician Assistant , Nurse Practitioner, or even Physician. Even with a steep drop-off in February 2012, that point is still 750% above the number of jobs in these job titles offered during the entire year of 2005. It is interesting that so many of these jobs are concentrated in two fields: computer/IT and medical.
Best advice is difficult to achieve if the advisor is not independent; therefore a type of cooperation exists where a tied or multitude advisor must recommend the most appropriate financial product accessible to suit their client’s needs, even if a more suitable product is available in the market place. For those of you unfamiliar with equity research analysis here is a basic definition: it is the financial analysis of companies in order to evaluate them as possible investment opportunities.