What is a Data Analyst?
We’re the people who find clues in the data. We crunch numbers and examine patterns to find out why people behave like they do, and then we apply those patterns to advertising so that it works better. You could say we’re professional puzzle solvers.
“I’ve always been a huge fan of math, analytics, and what they can uncover. While completing a chemistry degree at university, I started shifting my focus to analytical chemistry through my research project and enjoyed every second of working through the data.”
Thinking about becoming a Data Analyst?
Explore some of the skills you’ll need to prepare for the role.
- Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data to produce insights
- Presentation skills
- Communication skills
- Educational background in finance, business, or marketing
- Ability to use different analytical software like Excel, Google Analytics, Power BI
If you think a job as a Data Analyst might be right for you, print off your Job Report and take it to a parent, teacher or guidance counsellor to talk about what your next steps should be.