Once you have a bachelor's of science in Finance, you would look for positions with companies that offer jobs as financial analyst.
I would also suggest look for internships while in college or get a job at a bank while in school.
I will start with learning basic financial skills such as how to balance a checkbook, invest money into stock market etc. I will recommend college courses in Accounting and Finance along with a potential internship in a bank or a corporation. Good news is that a financial analyst is needed in every business and a good analyst has a good career path in Personal Finance, corporate finance etc.
You are choosing a good path and I wash you success in this field.
Step 2: If you are sure you want to do it, try to find a job in asset management that would allow you to gain experience while you are studying. Fund Accounting tends to be a common entry point for smart people with good grades and no industry experience.
Step 3: Once you get your foot in the door "manage up." Do this by explaining what you want to do with your manager, and ask what is specifically expected of you to get good ratings and upward advancement. With technology, its become extremely competitive and a lot of people are jockinging for less and less spots. Experience is extremely critical to really making it, even with credentials behind your name. It could take 3 to 5 years to earn your CFA. Its not really expensive (compared to an MBA)*but they'd also help with the cost of the materials. Work your but off.
*-unless you are accepted to an IVY or top 15 MBA program, you will be making an over investment in your education. Pace yourself. Get experience along the way, and then pursue the MBA if you want to specifically manage people.
Step 4. Save your money. Get vested. Practice for interviews. Brush up your resume, and interview internally and externally for an analyst job.
Once you graduate, I suggest you seek employment with the type of firm where you would like to work. In fact, if you are interested in a particular organization, see if you can do some research on how financial analysts are employed there. This research will help you set a career path.
I hope that I have provided some assistance. Good luck to you in the future!
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