What does a Data Analyst do?
A Data Analyst collects, organizes, and draws meaningful conclusions from data sets.
A data set is any collection of data that relates to a certain subject, such as past customer invoices, school test scores, demographic surveys, or government budgets.
Data is everywhere, which means that a Data Analyst can work across a range of industries, such as tech, marketing, healthcare, education, banking, and more - the possibilities are endless!
Data analysts ask questions, prepare and process data for analysis and analyze data to tell compelling stories through visualizations.
They analyze data to generate business insights. These insights are typically used to help key decision-makers in a company improve their products, processes, and marketing strategies.
Some daily tasks a Data Analyst may perform include:
- Collecting and organizing data Analyzing data to identify key trends and patterns
- Using data visualization tools to present findings
- Creating and/or presenting data reports for team members
- Collaborating with team members to identify and solve business problems