Is it difficult to be a financial analyst or advisor?

For someone a recent college grad with a degree in either Accounting or Finance, how long would it (on average) take for them to become a financial analyst? Are FA jobs abundant in California? Princess - both hence why i put "financial analyst or advisor" Lenard - What if i dont go the accounting route with a finance degree? How would I become a financial analyst?

Asked By: Jimmy - 8/16/2011
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Financial analysts are often employed by mutual and pension funds, hedge funds, securities firms, banks, insurance companies, and other businesses, helping these companies or their clients make investment decisions. Financial advisor helps the client maintain the desired balance of investment income, capital gains, and... More
Answered By: V.T.V.RAM - 8/16/2011
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is it difficult to be a financial analyst or advisor?
Answered By: Princess Meatloaf - 8/16/2011
Not long. Your quickest route is through an accounting firm and more specifically a Big 4 International CPA firm. You will get specialized additional training and lots of opportunity to work in many industries. It's a great way to figure out what really tweaks your passion... More
Answered By: Lenard Poon - 8/16/2011
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