With the ever-increasing focus on setting up an online presence or the increasing competitiveness of online businesses, there is a need for web data analysts who can help web-based business succeed or thrive online.
A web data analyst researches the activities of users as they interact with a website, identifies the measures critical to the survival of the web business and recommends actions in the form of web analytics reports for web managers, online marketing teams or business owners.
Data Analysts have the opportunity to work in several different domains or sectors, for example as banking data analysts, retail data analysts, telecommunications data analysts and as marketing data analysts.
The marketing data analyst role is one of the more common ones and a marketing analyst may be found analyzing databases of prospects, leads and customers for the marketing department.
In this post, we will take a peak into the day of a marketing data analyst…
Are there any required skills for entry-level data analyst job postings knowing that hiring managers are quite creative with their help wanted ads?
Keeping in mind that there is no “one size fits all” job requirement for data analysts or any information technology (IT) job, here are some of the more common skill requirements:
- Number crunching, analytical or numerical skills & background
- Reporting experience using Excel, Microsoft Access, Crystal Reports / Business Objects, SQL Server Reporting Services or any Graphing tool
- Relational Database Design & Development with tools like MySQL, SQL Server, Microsoft Access or Oracle
- A passion, interest, aptitude or background in number crunching or analytics
Many data analysts started out using Microsoft Access because it is a popular and versatile data analysis tool.
Microsoft Access provides a one-stop relational database, sql querying and reporting environment and it also provides data analysts with the ability to build a powerful graphical user interface (UI) for collecting data.
Data Analysts interested in learning about the right tools, techniques or skills for their job, should read this.
I am going to address the challenges facing a data analyst” starting a healthcare data analyst job.“
If you need help with a Question or Challenge, be sure to ask for help by posting a comment because I will answer it fully … just like I am answering this data analyst’s questions below!
How To Start A Healthcare Data Analyst Job?
Here is the challenging data analyst career situation:
Microsoft NET Developers are well compensated IT professionals because the workplace demand for skilled Microsoft.NET programmers outstrips the supply.
On the other hand, being a Microsoft .NET programmer can be tough because of the constant pressure to keep up with new technology!
So, this post addresses the challenges facing a Microsoft .NET Developer moving to Business Intelligence (BI) / Data Warehousing (DW):
Considering a Career Move from .NET Development to Business Intelligence (BI)?
I am currently working as a .net Developer (for the last 4 years mostly on contracting jobs).
The biggest problem I am facing is not being able to keep up with new .net components coming out everyday.
This question was posted by a Microsoft Office Data Analyst who wants to know “How to Upgrade Microsoft Access or Excel Data Analysis skills!“
If you need help with a Question or Challenge, be sure to ask it as a comment on this page and I will answer it fully just as I am answering this questions now!
The Challenge Facing A Microsoft Access or Excel Office Data Analyst
My toughest challenge I face today with my career is I am itching for a move within the company I work for.
According to projections by IDC (a well-known research firm), the amount of computing, web and digital data will increase fivefold by 2012 as a result of an upsurge in sensor signals, surveillance tapes, social network chatter, public records and more.
The increases in availability and storage of corporate transactional data within the last decade has left companies scrambling for data analysts trained in interpreting or making inferences based on data.
With the help of data analysts, companies can improve the speed and quality of their business decisions, manage risks better, predict the likelihood of favorable or unfavorable outcomes or provide their management team with improved predictive business intelligence.
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SQL Data Analysis Courses
Can one make a career or earn a living out of just writing SQL Reports?
Considering that there’s more to the SQL Report Writer’s job than just writing reports, the answer is yes!
The following question was posted by a report writer who is trying to get a handle on the duties, roles, responsibilities or functions of a SQL Report Writer.
Can I Make A Career Out Of SQL Report Writing?
Can one make a career out of just writing SQL Reports?
If so, do you think corporations are getting lazy by overpaying SQL Report Writers $65K+ just for writing Reports.
The report writer as a key member of the database, sql or data analytics team is responsible for creating, validating, distributing and documenting the reports required by an organization.
Report Writers work with various types of relational databases, sql query writing and report writing tools because they need to retrieve, aggregate and present data from different databases including Oracle, SQL Server or ODBC Compliant Databases.
Since it is not practical or feasible for Report Writers to learn or master all the available database reporting tools, they specialize in a few and then learn any additional reporting tool come along on the job!
In reply to a question by a Statistician transitioning to a data analyst career, I posted the article Are Statistics Or SQL Skills Required In Data Analyst Careers?
My reply also included a Skills Gap Analysis for Statisticians or Mathematicians who want to become data analysts.
I got a comment from another Mathematician / Statistician which I have posted below.
Let me know if you have a comment or opinion or feedback on this issue … here is my reader’s comment:
I just read through the article entitled ARE STATISTICS OR SQL SKILLS REQUIRED IN DATA ANALYST CAREERS?
This post answers a question about the educational training requirements for a Data Analyst Career.
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Is Statistics / Sql Required For Data Analyst Jobs?
I have a degree in Statistics and I am finding it hard to get a data analyst job even though people from other backgrounds are able to get data analyst jobs.
Employment Prospects for Database Developers
Database Developers are in-demand in the healthcare, telecommunications, financial, manufacturing industries or in firms where data needs to be stored, retrieved or maintained.
Database developers work with data analysts while importing data from legacy systems into new database structures.
Database developers work with report developers in designing and reporting on data and business trends.
Database developers work with system architects or software developers in defining data storage, retrieval or archival systems for business software application needs.
The data analyst career is one of the popular Information Technology (IT) career tracks available today.
The term data analyst is loosely associated with business data analysts, systems analysts, database analysts, reporting specialists, data researchers, statistical data analysts or marketing data analysts!
However, in this article, I will explain who a data analyst really is and provide a career roadmap or plan for becoming a data analyst.
Who Is A Data Analyst?
The term data analyst refers to someone who works with data or makes sense of the information buried in raw data or draws inferences and conclusions from it.
In every information technology discipline, there are people who outperform
You probably know some of them; computer programmers who write better
code, faster than their colleagues or data analysts who can research and
identify trends in data faster, easier and better than their colleagues or
business analysts who are ten times as productive as their colleagues!
I have been studying top performers ever since I left high school and I am
now starting a free online study group on top performers with the goal of
i. who are top performers?
ii. how do you become a top performer?
The demand for SQL query writing or database skills is tied to the high demand for web, intranet and internet application development skills
Organizations invest in web projects because they need to automate their business operations as it grows in complexity, expands in size or becomes more profitable.
This post addresses the following questions:
- Why is SQL query writing skills needed?
- What do SQL query writers do?
- How can you become a SQL query writer?
- What makes SQL query writers different from other developers?