How does one get experience as a financial analyst?

All financial analyst jobs seem to require 1 to 2 years experience as a financial analyst. So how does one ever get that experience if you can't get a job without it? I have a degree in Finance, but since college I've worked as a legislative aide and a legal assistant. I'd still like to be a financial analyst if I had the chance, to use my degree and because it pays well but I don't know how to break into that industry.

Asked By: Jeremy - 11/3/2007
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Companies tend to hire recent college graduates into entry-level financial analyst positions (0 yr experience). Those who do get hired directly out of school usually already have experience in the financial industry through internships, part-time jobs, etc. So I suggest you get an internship to start, either through... More
Answered By: Michelle - 11/3/2007
Additional Answers (1)
Check out my profile and join the website. I have been learning a little hands on experience with lending and borrowing. It is like ebay for loan websites.
Answered By: eauclaire101 - 11/3/2007
Sponsored results
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
Get Your Degree Online Sooner than You Think. Financial Aid Options
The most complete OFCCP solution at a price you won't want to ignore.

Other Career Questions

What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
3 answers - Asked By: drop pants not bombs!.♥ - 3/2/2010
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
4 answers - Asked By: bayebd24【ツ】 - 11/21/2007
Hi ok im 19 and about to start college to do an acess course into a university. Ive been browsing through all the courses and im tottaly stuck! I thought politics but im scared ill end up with some r...
1 answers - Asked By: roseparkerly - 1/26/2009

Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.

Popular Articles

Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs Article Rating
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook Article Rating
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2014 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2014.1.40.24-311