"data entry," "excellent organizational," and "ach" aren't the only skills we found funding specialists list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of funding specialist responsibilities that we found, including:
See the full list of funding specialist skills.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a funding specialist. We found that 60.6% of funding specialists have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 6.5% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most funding specialists have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every seven funding specialists were not college graduates.
Those funding specialists who do attend college, typically earn either a business degree or a finance degree. Less commonly earned degrees for funding specialists include a accounting degree or a communication degree.
Once you're ready to become a funding specialist, you should explore the companies that typically hire funding specialists. According to funding specialist resumes that we searched through, funding specialists are hired the most by BNY Mellon, U.S. Bank, and Sevita. Currently, BNY Mellon has 13 funding specialist job openings, while there are 13 at U.S. Bank and 6 at Sevita.
If you're interested in companies where funding specialists make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Northern Trust, University of California, Berkeley, and Baxter & Woodman. We found that at Northern Trust, the average funding specialist salary is $85,497. Whereas at University of California, Berkeley, funding specialists earn roughly $65,752. And at Baxter & Woodman, they make an average salary of $63,451.
View more details on funding specialist salaries across the United States.
We also looked into companies who hire funding specialists from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Apple, United States Army Corps of Engineers, and Wells Fargo.