In the ever-growing world of data and information, a Data Analyst is a professional that has a superior knowledge of databases and systems. They can work their way through complex data problems, create a visualization on top of new or existing reports and troubleshoot any technical issues related to missing data. Data Analysts serve the important role of a joining point between technical roles and business functions, helping to translate raw data into meaningful and actionable insights for people across the organization and senior management.
What are the main tasks of a Data Analyst:
- Managing the data quality and sense check data filling processes.
- A Data Analyst has a strong understanding of metrics and data dimensions and can recognize straight away whenever something is looking off in the data imported.
- Deciding which data sets need to be discontinued or what piece of information is missing from existing schemas.
- They creates reports from a company's existing data infrastructure or builds ad-hoc ones.
- They can build visualizations on top of raw data using a range of BI tools.
- Supports the database administrators to set data and reporting requirements.
- Providing technical support in evaluating data storage processes and data cleansing.
What are a Data Analyst's requirements:
- Ability to work with both technical and non-technical sides of the business.
- High level of verbal and non-verbal communication.
- Ability to interpret and turn business requirements into meaningful and rigorous ways.
- Expertise in dealing with large data sets and most types of databases.
- Superior knowledge of at least a number of the main data visualization tools, such as Excel, Tableau, Power BI, R, Python, etc.
- Strong numerical and logical understanding.
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