A data analyst helps business answers important questions that drive growth and revenue to the company. Don't have any skills and knowledge? Starts with learning these 3 most seek-after skills in data science industry.
In any data-driven company, data analysts are the strong foundation and assets to the team. A data analyst helps business answers important questions that drive growth and revenue to the company.
Here are 3 most required technical skills to acquire your very first data analyst jobs.
Company stores their customer data and sales data in a database. To retrieve data from the database, we would need to use SQL.
SQL (Structured Query Language) is the language we use to speak to relational databases.
As a data analyst, we use SQL mostly to read data from database, however it could also be used to transform and delete data from database.
There are a variety of Business Intelligence (BI) Tool in the market right now, i.e. Power BI, Tableau, Data Studio and many more.
Data Analyst or BI Developer uses BI Tool to create data visualisations and interactive dashboards to make data accessible within the organization.
If you want to kickstart with dashboard building tool, feel free to check out my Google Data Studio tutorials in my youtube channel.
Excel or Spreadsheets are good for quick and dirty analysis. The ability to quickly and accurately analyse data is very critical for fast-paced business environment.
Mastering basic functions such as
if function and data visualisation in Excel helps you expand your job opportunities in data analytics space.
It may seems challenging at first, but with determination you’ll get there one day! Let’s work hard for our dream job!
All things are difficult before they are easy. - Thomas Fuller