Among the professions in data science, we can mention the one of Data Analyst .
What does a data analyst? How to become a data analyst?
Don’t panic, we answer you in this article!
What is a Data Analyst?
Within Data Science, the profession of Data Analyst is often complementary to the one of Data Scientist.
Indeed, a Data Analyst is responsible for drilling, cleaning, and then analyzing and exploiting databases, but unlike the Data Scientist, he does not manage the creation of algorithms to extract the data.
They are often recruited by companies to help them make decisions and improve business processes by exploiting the information available thanks to big data.
How to become a Data Analyst?
The job of Data Analyst is accessible to people with a bachelor’s degree in science or business but with an interest in mathematics. Data Analyst are, moreover, often Business Analyst who have reconverted. Nevertheless, DataScientest’s Data Analyst training can make this profession accessible despite an initially less advanced training. If you have any doubts about your ability to follow the training, you can simply complete the positioning test that will be sent to you . Evaluating your logic and analytical ability, this test is non-binding and only allows you to know if you have the skills required to follow our path. Do not hesitate to contact us to receive it, to know more about it.
What does a Data Analyst do?
In concrete terms, a Data Analyst gives meaning to numbers, for example by putting them in the form of graphs, in short to a company’s data, transforming them into information that is understandable and accessible to all.
Nevertheless, the missions that will be entrusted to him may vary according to the company, its expectations and the data available. To analyze these data, the Data Analyst will very often use business intelligence software (e.g. Power Query). BI will enable him or her to know how to treat the information in order to solve specific problems in the company’s interest.
A Data Analyst can, for example, be responsible for estimating market share, proposing a price for a new product to be launched on the market, reducing logistics costs or optimizing workforce management.
What is the salary of a data analyst?
According to a survey conducted by DataScientest among some thirty CAC 40 companies, the salary of a Data Analyst ranges between €35,000 and €60,000 per year. On average, a junior’s salary is €41,309 per year and reaches €51,547 after 4 years.
In the United States, where more studies have been conducted, the average salary in 2020 was $83,750 per year.
What prospects for employability?
The profession is already one of the top 10 most in-demand jobs in France.
This trend is expected to continue, because according to the survey conducted by DataScientest, 74% of Data managers want to recruit Data Analyst to their team.
In addition, with the increase in the volume of data collected and therefore the need to process this data, the need for analysts should also grow in the near future.