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Going to school for a finance degree, is a Financial Analyst a good career?

I have a couple of caree choices in mind when im done with college and have a finance degree, one of my choices is a Commercial Real Estate Analyst and ive been looking into becoming a Financial Analyst. Do they get a base salary and commision? i dont want a job with commision only, how much does a financial analyst make? what specifically do the do?

Asked By: It's My Turn - 6/12/2008
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There are a few careers that are known as "recession proof", teachers, police officers, doctors, etc. They are basically anything that people will need to use regardless of the health of the economy. I would argue that a financial analyst would fall into that category... a Real Estate Analyst, on the other hand... More
Answered By: Mary D - 6/12/2008
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Consider this: 76 million people in the US are babyboomers and will be retiring in masse. That means tons of rollovers and these people need somebody to invest their money. You can help them do this and get paid well for it. As far as base pay and commission, depends on the company.
Answered By: jlk - 6/13/2008
 
All the financial analysts in the bank I work in are not on commission. Persons with a CFA designation are usually the ones most likely to get an interview. So you will get in faster or move up (promoted) faster if your work habits are good. In the beginning you start at the bottom like everyone else until you have... More
Answered By: Alletery - 6/14/2008
 
First, the 'financial advise' industry is pretty much a scam... More
Answered By: Repairmanjack - 6/15/2008
 
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