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What Does Your Degree Do For You?

If your accounting degree landed you a job as a financial analyst in the Richmond metro area, Virginia, do you know what that gets you? Well, for starters, your entry-level wages are somewhere around $55,000 per year. The average worker earns $83,000 per year and experienced workers earn $111,000 per year. About 45% of all accountants in the Richmond metro area have a bachelor’s degree while 38% have their masters.

Some employers require additional certifications for accountants to work as financial analysts. 

Examples of certifications identified in the Real-Time Intelligence (RTI) for accountants in the Richmond metro area include CPA (certified public accountant), CMA (certified management accountant), CFA (certified financial analyst), and PMP (project management professional).

What does the future look like for a financial analyst in Richmond?  According to the Career Concourse, the growth rate appears to be about average for that occupation in that marketplace.

Are these jobs becoming more or less available?

Source: JobsEQ & Career Concourse

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