Want to work with numbers? Big fan of ‘big data’? Actually know what ‘big data’ is? You should be a Data Analyst…
Whether it’s sales figures, audience demographics and market research, or keeping track of their overheads, every business, regardless of size, records some kind of data. It’s a Data Analysts’ job to interpret this data, find trends, and present this back for this business to act upon.
Typical duties for a Data Analyst could include:
- Gathering and extracting numerical data
- Interpreting the numbers
- Finding trends, patterns and algorithms within the data
- Analysing market research
- Presenting these findings back to the business to help inform future decisions
To be successful as a Data Analyst, a high level of statistical literacy and a natural flair for mathematics are key. You will be expected to work at a fast pace, and be able to keep calm under pressure, especially when working to tight deadlines.
Other key skills include:
- Highly developed organisational skills
- Pattern recognition
- Critical and analytical thinking
- Ability to extract and interpret relevant data
- Excellent attention to detail
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If you love being surrounded by numbers like me, becoming a Data Analyst is the perfect career move for you. If you struggle using a calculator, you may not be quite as happy. Poring over difficult data can be long and laborious at times, but when you identify a trend or see a pattern in the numbers for the first time, it makes all the frustration worthwhile. And even better, I know my work directly impacts what the company decides to do moving forward. How many people can say that?
Many employers will ask for a degree as a prerequisite. However, there are various Data Analyst courses specific to the industry as well as other Analytics courses. These coupled with a good level of experience may make you eligible for some entry-level positions.
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