Is there a way that I can be taught to become a financial risk advisor?
I’m currently in my third year as a economics major but before that I was a computer science major. I switch it because it wasn’t for me. So now I decided that I want to become a financial risk advisor and I wanted to know can a person teach you how to become one after you graduate from college and I plan on working in Wisconsin. #aftercollege
These programs give you a foothold into Risk Management which allows you the opportunity to learn about the various areas that you can later focus your career on, such as learning to manage risks arising from commodities, FX, interest rates, credit, and the tools available to manage those risks (options and other derivatives for example). Statistics is another key subject to learn about correlation, standard deviation (a key measure of risk), Value-at-Risk, etc. to complement your Economics major.
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Yes, you can absolutely be taught to become a financial risk advisor. With your background in economics and computer science, you are a great fit for a career as a financial analyst. You might also consider getting a risk based certification such as Financial Risk Manager (FRM) (https://www.garp.org/#!/frm). This one requires a few years of experience, but there are other entry level certifications that will help you to demonstrate your knowledge and skills to future employers.