We surveyed 1,559 credit analysts to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical credit analyst. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a credit analyst?

Low

High

Working as a credit analyst typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a credit analyst?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a credit analyst typically depends predominantly on qualities you’re born with, with a small aspect of skills you can learn.

Is it easy to get a job as a credit analyst?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a credit analyst. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for credit analysts.

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Do credit analysts work full-time or part-time?

93% of credit analysts work in full-time roles while 7% work part-time.

Is being a credit analyst stressful?

Low

High

Stress is not uncommon amongst credit analysts, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.

Is being organized important as a credit analyst?

Low

High

Some level of organization is generally required to be a credit analyst.

How competitive is the workplace for credit analysts?

Low

High

Credit analysts see mild competition in their workplace.

Does being a credit analyst require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Credit analysts will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.

Are credit analysts allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Credit analysts rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do credit analysts have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Credit analysts tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being a credit analyst physically demanding?

Low

High

Work as a credit analysts is rarely physically demanding, making it a suitable option for those unable to perform physically strenuous tasks.

Are credit analysts exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Credit analysts tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being a credit analyst require attention to detail?

Low

High

As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for credit analysts.

Does being a good credit analyst require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a credit analyst.