Unleashing data’s potential
The rise of AI and machine learning and the need to drive data integrity, compliance and digital transformation make Data Analysts some of the most valuable members of an organisation.
Demand is high, and professionals with the right skills are limited. Those who have what it takes to be a Data Analyst can be generously rewarded for their work.
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Data Analyst job responsibilities
The role of the Data Analyst is complex and varied; however, they have one thing in common - a curiosity about what makes data work.
These professionals are not just interested in numbers but want to know why those numbers work as they do, which requires a combination of technical skills and an ability to ask questions that really matter.
In some workplaces, Data Analysts work in a team and collaborate with others to extract information from data. In other workplaces, they handle all tasks independently, including:
- Gathering and preparing data
- Asking perceptive questions about the data and sharing their conclusions
- Building charts or dashboards to communicate results visually
- Updating databases to reflect changes in systems or customer needs
- Explaining complex data to colleagues and customers
- They’ll also help their organisation to make informed decisions. By analysing different data sets, they can spot patterns or identify anomalies that might otherwise be missed. They can then communicate these findings in an easily digestible form
- Learn more about what’s included in the typical Data Analyst job description
Industries offering Data Analyst jobs in Australia
Australian Data Analyst jobs are available across a range of industries, including but not limited to:
- Financial services
- Law enforcement
Any organisation that collects or maintains a large amount of information can benefit from employing a data analyst who can make sense of data sets. Because the potential of data is so vast, people who can interpret it can bring huge value to any business.
Data Analysts can find themselves working for a vast range of organisations, from start-ups to multinational enterprises. This is why working as a data professional is a secure career choice because your skills are transferrable to almost every industry.
The typical day of a Data Analyst
A typical working day might involve:
- Conducting data analysis and data visualisation to support data reporting and data-driven decision making
- Interviewing business stakeholders to gather data requirements
- Identifying gaps in datasets and building new datasets from scratch
- Writing code for a range of database management systems
- Collecting data from different sources, such as transactional systems or social media, and checking data for accuracy
- Working with data models to ensure data integrity
- Updating data management tools to improve data cleanliness and data consistency
A Data Analyst would also be involved in data preparation, data cleansing and data aggregation. This is where they do all of the data management work to prepare datasets for analysis.
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