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Investment Management

Industry Outlook

Investment management offers opportunities in many different financial sectors and careers, and job prospects are expected to be good overall in the next decade. Employment for securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents is expected to grow by 10 percent through 2031, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Opportunities for financial analysts, another popular job in the industry, are expected to be strong—growing by 9 percent (or faster than the average for all careers) through 2031. Employment for analysts who work for firms that manage funds, trusts, and other financial vehicles is expected to grow by 44 percent from 2021 to 2031. The DOL reports that "emerging markets throughout the world are providing new investment opportunities, which require expertise in geographic regions where those markets are located. Demand is also projected to increase as the growth of big data and technological improvements allow financial analysts to access a wider range of data and conduct high quality analysis. This analysis will help businesses manage their finances, identify investment trends, and deliver new products or services to clients.” Another contributing factor to continued expansion in this industry is that the aging U.S. population is helping in the growth of pension funds and other collective investment vehicles, which will in turn increase in value as these individuals near retirement.

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