A Research Analyst examines problems and uses math and critical thinking skills to model and predict performance for their employer. They work in business operations, finance, government, management and marketing. This career requires a Bachelor’s Degree. To prepare for this career you might collect information and represent it graphically, create a budget for an upcoming project and track spending, or use your math and problem-solving skills to identify and solve real-world problems. Potential salary: $74,000/year.