Data Quotes The amount of data generated in real time is immense. This has created oceans of data from which companies can derive real business value and make better business decisions. The big data market is predicted to grow by 20% this year, and by 2020, every human is expected to generate 1.7 megabytes (of […]

Springboard analyzed salary information to determine what the typical data analyst salary is, which industry pays most, and how you can maximize your earning potential. People send an average of 188 million emails every minute. We watch 4.5 million YouTube videos and fire off 18.1 million text messages in the same timespan. In fact, we […]

As a data analyst, your job is to help stakeholders derive meaningful insights from data. Although many data analysts use math, statistics, and probability on a daily basis, data analysis is actually both an art and a science. By carefully choosing the colors, labels, and format of visualization, you can lead people to notice outliers […]

Making a career change can be intimidating. And yet, moving from one job to another is becoming increasingly more common. The average person in the United States changes careers between five and seven times in their life. According to CNBC, 49% of people have made a “dramatic” career shift at least once—say, from marketing to […]

While data analysis is always technical (and sometimes even a little bit repetitive), that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little bit of fun with it. The internet is a treasure trove of valuable information for aspiring data scientists. Playing around with existing online datasets is the best type of practice: not only is it […]

When Brenden Martin launched Joe Coffee, a mobile ordering and rewards app for indie coffee shops, he thought himself more than qualified for the challenge. Armed with a bachelor’s degree in Digital Technology Management from Washington State University and years of experience working in Seattle’s coffee scene, Martin anticipated relatively few hurdles in starting a […]

In my posts on data analysis methods and machine learning, I briefly mentioned data cleaning and its importance. Those two articles were not focused on data cleansing, so they were indeed brief mentions. However, the importance of using (relatively) clean data is paramount in machine learning and statistics.   Do We Really Need to Clean […]

For any job in any industry, the interview process can induce major anxiety. That’s especially true for a data analyst interview, when your communication skills and overall fit will be judged by people whose jobs literally are to analyze. Yeesh.  The best way to combat the pre-interview jitters is to prepare yourself. That’s why we’ve […]