Relevant Career Certifications
CQF: The Certificate in Quantitative Finance
National Average Salary: $115K
The Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF) is designed to transform your career by equipping you with the specialist quant skills essential to success. That's why the emphasis is on teaching current, real-world techniques you can apply with confidence from the moment you learn them.
Delivered by Fitch Learning, and with thousands of alumni in over 90 countries, the CQF is highly regarded by employers globally.
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
National Average Salary: $89K
Achieve the highest distinction in the investment management profession – the CFA®designation. The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) credential is held by over 150,000 professionals around the world. The charter gives a strong understanding of advanced investment analysis and real-world portfolio management skills. The CFA Program is a self-study program divided into three levels of exams. Passing these exams is one step to becoming a CFA charterholder.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
National Average Salary: $70K
The CPA designation distinguishes licensed accounting professionals committed to protecting the public interest. These professionals offer financial statement audits and other attestation services to help inform investors about the financial health of organizations. They provide individuals and families with valuable knowledge and advice on taxes and financial planning. In business and industry, CPAs offer organizations around the world tax, financial reporting and advisory services to drive strategic decision-making and foster growth and success.
Certified Financial Planner
National Average Salary: $66K
The CFP® certification process, administered by CFP Board, identifies to the public that those individuals who have been authorized to use the CFP® certification marks in the U.S. have met rigorous professional standards and have agreed to adhere to the principles of integrity, objectivity, competence, fairness, confidentiality, professionalism and diligence when dealing with clients.