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Data analysts hold an important position in many companies across most industries as they are responsible for studying company data and using it to help the company make more informed business decisions moving forward. The type of data these analysts encounter may include market research results, sales figures, overhead cost analyses and logistics, which they review, check for anomalies and decide if action is required to implement better business practices. After sorting through and studying the collected data, data analysts must also share their conclusions with company managers, by written reports or verbal and visual presentations. Business managers may then decide to follow the data analysts’ recommendations and make operational changes. Data Analytics can touch upon many different realms, such as operations, marketing and financial. An aptitude for math and analysis is essentials. Typical backgrounds for professionals in the field of Data Analytics include degrees in math, statistics, computer science and related subjects. Strong communication, critical thinking and attention to detail are soft skills that a professional data analyst should possess.
The field of Data Analytics is increasingly in-demand as new technologies emerge and businesses figure out better ways to stay competitive. Data Analysts can likely find gainful employment in most cities across the country, though are in highest demand in Chicago, the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston and New York City. Finance and insurance, eCommerce, advertising, careers and recruiting, information tech and media and content are some of the top industries in which Data Analysts are highly sought after, so it behooves professionals in this field to know what sector and location best suits them.