Work Conditions: Budget Analysts
Budget analysts usually work in a comfortable office setting.
Long hours are common among these workers, especially during the
initial development and midyear and final reviews of budgets. The
pressure of deadlines and tight work schedules during these periods can
be stressful, and analysts usually are required to work more than the
routine 40 hours a week.
Budget analysts spend the majority of
their time working independently, compiling and analyzing data, and
preparing budget proposals. Nevertheless, their schedule sometimes is
interrupted by special budget requests, meetings, and training
sessions. Some budget analysts travel to obtain budget details and
explanations of various programs from coworkers, or to personally
observe funding allocation.