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any time soon. Financial manag- ers are responsible for the finan- cial health of an organization or individual. They create financial reports, analyze market trends, direct investment activities and develop plans for the long-term inancial goals. They often work with teams, acting as advisors to managers and executives on the financial decisions of a com- pany. Financial managers may also have more specific titles for more specific roles, such as controllers, treasurers, finance officers, credit managers and risk managers. Education and Experience: Financial managers typically need at least a bachelors de- gree in business, economics or a related field. These disciplines help students learn analytical skills and methods. Although not required, earning professio- nal certification is re- commended for financial managers looking to provide tangible proof of their competence. Having job experience as a loan officer, accountant or related job may also be helpful in becoming a financial manager. Desired Skillset: Mathema- tics, organization, communi- cation skills, attention to detail Average Salary: $131,710 Job Growth Rate: 17% (higher than average 8%) Estimated Jobs Added from 2021-2031: 123,100
Computer and Information Research Scientists
Technology is advancing and its need exists in just about every industry. Computer and information research scientists design innovative uses for new and existing technology. They study and solve complex prob- lems in computing for business, science, medicine and other ields. They design and conduct experiments to test the operation of software systems, frequently using techniques from data science and machine learning, often having expertise in pro- gramming and/or robotics. Education and Experience: Computer and information research scientists typically need at least a masters degree in computer science or a related field. In the federal government, a bachelors degree may be sufficient for some jobs. Desired Skillset: Mathematics, logical thinking, IT and AI experience, analytics Average Salary: $131,490 Job Growth Rate: 21% (higher than average 8%) Estimated Jobs Added from 2021-2031: 7,100
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Emeritus Blog, Wikipedia
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