The emergence of the data analyst

Many companies are beginning to rely heavily on data analytics and business intelligence to make decisions. Likewise, new waves of smart, talented and enthusiastic graduates are looking towards data analysis as a viable future with an upward trajectory.

Regardless of which market you might consider entering or even which country after studying is completed, the necessity to consistently and precisely analyse a company’s data stream is growing fast.

Data analysts are implementing visual software to examine data, such as the amount of people who take advantage of a free trial from a company, and then the amount which follow through to become paying customers.

Forbes recently looked at whether a role as a data analyst was more about longevity than a quick fad, coming to the conclusion that all the data in the world was more or less impractical without having the proper means to showcase and understand this data – resulting in knowledgeable and smart executive decisions down the line.

In fact, it was also touched upon that while a maths and science graduate with engineering, IT and technology skills would flourish in such a role, the ability to assess, analyse and deliver data can be taught, provided they are given the necessary tools and training.

Overall, the awareness that there is masses of data, more being accrued every day, waiting to be evaluated and eventually turned into practical business resolutions, should be more than enough of a call-to-arms to bright young things looking towards a professional future in technology.