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Mutual Fund Analysts

Education and Training Requirements

High School

Many high school classes provide good preparation for college and a career as a financial analyst. Economics and business courses will help you to learn about financial concepts, investing, and the business world. English and speech classes will help you to build your communication skills, which you’ll need when writing reports, giving presentations, and pitching stocks to portfolio managers. You’ll use a computer and the Internet daily in your job, so courses in database management, Internet research, and other information technology–related areas will be helpful. Mathematics and statistics courses will help you hone your skill at working with numbers and making complex computations. Social studies, science, and philosophy classes will help you develop your critical-thinking skills. Participation in business or investing clubs will also be useful.

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