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, 65.4% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 16.7% research analysts went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, most research analysts have a college degree. But about one out of every eight 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 Facebook, Duke University, and CBRE Group. Of recent, Facebook had 41 positions open for research analysts. Meanwhile, there are 12 job openings at Duke University and 11 at CBRE Group.
Since salary is important to some research analysts, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at The George Mason Bank, First Republic Bank, and Castleton Commodities International. If you were to take a closer look at The George Mason Bank, you'd find that the average research analyst salary is $156,460. Then at First Republic Bank, research analysts receive an average salary of $131,850, while the salary at Castleton Commodities International is $129,432.
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, JPMorgan Chase, and Moody's.
The industries that research analysts fulfill the most roles in are the finance and education industries. But the highest research analyst annual salary is in the finance industry, averaging $90,642. In the government industry they make $76,549 and average about $75,671 in the technology industry. In conclusion, research analysts who work in the finance industry earn a 28.3% higher salary than research analysts in the professional industry.