Budget analysts help public and private organizations plan their finances.
Budget analysts work in government agencies, private companies, and universities. Most work full time.
A bachelor’s degree is typically required to become a budget analyst. Courses in accounting, economics, and statistics are helpful.
The median annual wage for budget analysts was $78,970 in May 2020.
Employment of budget analysts is projected to grow 3 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The demand for budget analysts should continue because of their role in managing how an organization’s funds are allocated.
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