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Financial analysts and personal financial advisors
Description: Financial analysts help businesses decide how to invest their money safely and wisely. Many are employed full-time by the companies they advise; others work as consultants, helping many different companies. Personal financial advisors provide the same kinds of services to individuals. Many personal advisors are self-employed. These workers often put in more than 40 hours a week and may teach classes and seminars as well.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Salary: $50,001 or more per year


There are 18 math topics Financial analysts and personal financial advisors need to know.
Basic Math / Algebra
Ratio and Proportion
Basic Statistics
Statistical Graphing
Powers and Roots
Negative Numbers
Basic Problem Solving
First-Year Algebra
Using Formulas
Second-Year Algebra / Trigonometry
Other Topics
Basic Calculator Use
Scientific Calculator Use
Computer Use
Group Problem Solving
Mental Math
Inductive/Deductive Reasoning
Math Communications