Purchasing analysts look at market outlooks and determine when and what to buy when contracting with vendors, ordering supplies or making a big investment in a product, technology etc.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
An associate’s or bachelor’s degree in agricultural business finance or accounting is required to be a pricing analyst.
To pursue a career as a purchasing analyst:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, mathematics, business courses and computer courses
Where can I work?
Purchasing analyst are employed by agricultural companies who produce a product for retail, organizations and the government to determine the feasibility of purchasing various products and services.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The future outlook for a purchasing analyst will be good over the next five years.
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