How to become a Data Analyst

How to become a DATA ANALYST?

Nowadays   huge volumes  of data is being generated due to growth of manufacturing ,Information –  Technology,Automation  and also due to common people using mobiles and laptops for banking as well as social media like  facebook ,Instagram ,Whatsapp etc.

So now there is a  need to have a Data analyst who will analyse this big volume of data and make statistical conclusions ,reduce data redundancies and inaccuracy and present relavent information to businesses  and give suggestions to improve their businesses.

Data Analytics  jobs  are expected to grow by 28Percent as predicted by IBM and  it is on of the hottest jobs of the future.

 

How to become a  Data Analyst: you need basic skills as follows:

 

1.Math/Statistical skills:like Regreesion Analysis and predictive tools.This is especially crucial eg :Imagine a  soft drink company..They need to  have the figures of a market survey ,understand their customer needs from time to time, understand their competitorsetc.After the survey  has been done he data analyst will have to analyse the data and bring  out relavent information  to improve the business .

 

 2.Programming languages and Algorithms:

Some programming  knowledge and Algorithms will help you draw out relavent information from the database    and remove inaccurate data .In  Data  Analysis the progrmming languages commonly used are :R,JAVA,PYTHON and SQL.

SAS is used for Data  Analysis in  the Medical field.

3.Problem solving skills :just knowing plain math is not sufficient.A data analyst must able to check uneccessary and necessary data ,Incomplete and wrong data etc.For this knowledge of Hadoop,Tableau etc is necessary.

4.Communication Skills:

A data   analyst should  have excellent communication skills since the clients like marketing heads and executives may not  understand   Data analytics  Jargon.

It will be the duty of the data analyst to present relavent information to the clients so that they can improve their businesses.

 

DATA ANALISTS ARE LIKE TORCH BEARERS TO THE BUSINESSES WHO CAN GIVE THEM KEY POINTS TO RUN WITH SUCCESS AND PROGRESS.

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