Data analysts today deal with more data than ever. Read on to find out about the roles and responsibilities of a data analyst.
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A data analyst discovers trends, patterns, and relationships within data and uses predictive analytics to make business decisions. Every data analyst job varies depending on the organization, but there are a few definite mainstays that help build out a standard data analyst job description.
Below are the key roles and responsibilities every data analyst should be aware of and master.
A data analyst wears many hats. In a typical data analyst job description, the organization may call for a bachelor’s degree in statistical analysis or a related field such as computer science or information technology; or a master’s degree if the position is more senior.
That said, many data analysts acquire their data analysis skills and technical skills via online learning through bootcamp programs that focus on getting students industry-specific roles.
As you search for a role that will fit your background and technical expertise, here are a few typical roles that data analysts will be asked to perform:
Within each role a data analyst is expected to take on, there are many responsibilities required to achieve each goal. These responsibilities could be applicable to many data analyst roles and are an added advantage if you are able to execute in an accurate and timely fashion—especially as a junior data analyst. Continue reading to learn about specific tasks and assignments, as well as types of data analytics you can expect.
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