The power of data cannot be understated. Today, every organisation is sitting on treasure troves of information that need to be analysed and converted into better organisational practices. The process of collecting, cleaning, analysing data and interpreting findings is called data analytics, and the experts in charge of these conversions are data analysts — who are just as fundamental to a business’s success as they are in demand.
How else would business owners determine which products to develop, markets to enter, investments to make and consumers to target?
Data analysts are now found in various industries, such as business, finance, criminal justice, science, medicine, government and more. The U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics confirms the boom, estimating 11.5 million jobs in the data science/analytics field to be created by 2026. Up to 364,000 job listings were projected in 2020 alone.
While opportunities are seemingly endless, the proper qualification will always