Some of the skills we found on research analyst resumes included "research projects," "data analysis," and "procedures." We have detailed the most important research analyst responsibilities below.
Before becoming a research analyst, 69.6% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 17.9% research analysts went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be impossible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, most research analysts have a college degree. But about one out of every nine research analysts didn't attend college at all.
The research analysts who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and finance, while a small population of research analysts studied economics and political science.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a research analyst. We've found that most research analyst resumes include experience from Guidehouse, CBRE Group, and IDA. Of recent, Guidehouse had 47 positions open for research analysts. Meanwhile, there are 23 job openings at CBRE Group and 21 at IDA.
Since salary is important to some research analysts, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Neuberger Berman, Putnam Investments, and William Blair. If you were to take a closer look at Neuberger Berman, you'd find that the average research analyst salary is $156,543. Then at Putnam Investments, research analysts receive an average salary of $156,283, while the salary at William Blair is $146,190.
We also looked into companies who hire research analysts from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include CoStar Group, Moody's, and JPMorgan Chase.
The industries that research analysts fulfill the most roles in are the non profits and professional industries. But the highest research analyst annual salary is in the finance industry, averaging $89,695. In the media industry they make $85,730 and average about $82,985 in the technology industry. In conclusion, research analysts who work in the finance industry earn a 43.0% higher salary than research analysts in the education industry.