Salary Range$25,000 to $100,000+
Hedge fund analysts perform detailed research on stocks, bonds, and other securities; commodities; currencies; and hard assets (particularly real estate). Hedge fund firms use this research to make investment decisions that translate (ideally) into large profits for the firm and strong returns for investors. Approximately 262,610 financial analysts are employed in the United States; only a small number work for hedge funds.
Minimum Education LevelBachelor's Degree
OutlookMuch Faster than the Average
Head of Research