What does a Data Analyst do?
Data analysts research and use data to solve problems, optimize profit, minimize turnover, or streamline logistics, and to help companies make better business decisions. They assess a company’s complex information including sales numbers, market research, or behavior, with the goal of reaching simpler, smarter conclusions, and use their technical expertise to stress test the data for quality and accuracy.
Data analysts collect, process, and perform statistical analysis of data and translate the numbers into a layman's terms. By identifying trends and making predictions about the future, they help companies make sense of how they work. Data analysts regulate, normalize, and calibrate data to extract that can be used alone or with other numbers and use charts, graphs, tables, and graphics to explain what the data mean across specific amounts of time or various departments. Data analysts need a bachelor's degree in mathematics, finance, statistics, economics, or computer science.
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Data Analyst Insights
“Leadership is great and really interested in promoting your work and allowing you to develop.”
“I joined this company as a fresher and learnt both technical and soft skills important for career progression.”
“It was quite boring (this is what I was feeling and all people working with me)”
“Recruits really great people that make you enjoy coming to work and will learn if you put in the time”
“It is so comfortable working in TCS and we have so many opportunities to learn and grow in our career”
“It was a wonderful experience working in Cynosure .Best to grow your career management are very helpful.”
“There are good managers but unfortunately ended my career there with one that was not great.”
“I started my career with Insnap as a data analyst and my experience has been really really good.”
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a data analyst
When working as a data analyst, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are SQL Server, Relational Database, Microsoft EXCEL, Statistics and Querying.
- Statistical Analyst
- Data Scientist
- Analytics Consultant
The most common qualifications to become a data analyst is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.