Risk Management Specialists

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What do they do?

Analyze and manage risk management issues by identifying, measuring, and making decisions on operational or enterprise risks for an organization.

Also known as:

Credit Risk Management Director, Global Risk Management Director, Operational Risk Management Vice President, Purchasing and Risk Services Director, Risk Analyst, Risk Management and Benefits Vice President, Risk Management Director, Risk Management Manager, Risk Manager, Risk Specialist

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Financial Specialists, All Other is projected to grow 2 percent from 2018 to 2028, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 2%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #19 in job growth rate
  • 490

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #8 in net job growth
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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Risk Management Specialists:

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (3.2%)
  • Master's degree (19.9%)
  • Bachelor's degree (34.9%)
  • Associate's degree (8.4%)
  • Some college, no degree (18.8%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (13.1%)
  • Less than high school diploma (1.8%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Develop contingency plans to deal with organizational emergencies.
  • Advise others on business or operational matters.
  • Assess risks to business operations.
  • Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets.
  • Analyze risks related to investments in green technology.
  • Maintain data in information systems or databases.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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