Like to watch the stock markets? Fancy yourself pretty savvy with investments and financial planning? Then you might consider a career as a financial analyst. The pressure and stress levels can be high, but the payoff is worth the time you invest--the median salary for financial analysts is $85,240.
Financial analysts must have a bachelor's degree, and must pass a certified licensing exam if their employer is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, such as a bank or credit union.