Required Skillset for Data Analyst
“You can have data without information, but you cannot have information without data.” — Daniel Keys Moran
A data analyst is responsible for collecting primary and secondary data, maintaining the database, performing statistical analysis, mining data, discovering patterns, preparing reports, and collaborate with technical and business teams to improve the business.
The following skills required for data analyst:
- Linear Algebra
- Operation Research
- Data Mining and Machine Learning
- Time Series Analysis
- Data Visualization
- Analysis Tool: Excel, Tableau, SPSS, R, SAS
- Business Intelligence Tools such as Power BI
Other important things are Communication skills, MS Office, and Domain knowledge.
Apart from all these patience, focus, problem-solving, continuous learning attitude, and need to be work as a team player.
Also, Invest in the learning domain because the domain knowledge can stand out from the crowd. Avoid chasing buzzwords and fancy algorithms, focus on your basics, and get an intuitive understanding of algorithms.