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Data Analyst 

Job Title and Job Description

Data Analyst 

Research multiple files to locate requested information. Create queries and reports to display needed info. 

What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?

Any industry which has information and the data extracted and presented in an organized manner. 

What new technology will be important?

On-line databases, 4th generation programming. 

What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?

Technical community college, on the job training, self-directed learning. 

What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?

At least Technical college 

When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?

No I did not. 

Skills Profile

Skills UsedRating (5=Most Important thru
1=Not Important)
Comments

Artistic 1-Not Important  
Athletic / Physical 1-Not Important  
Bilingual 2-Less Important2-Less Important  
Computer Technology 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important  
Coordination / Using Hands, Tools, and Equipment 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important  
Creative Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most ImportantNeed to find creative ways of extracting the data  
Interpersonal 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most ImportantCommunicate with clients/report requesters  
Investigative / Fact Finding 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most ImportantThere are frequently multiple files, need to find the correct files  
leadership and Supervising 2-Less Important2-Less Important  
Logical Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important  
Math 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important  
Mechanical Understanding 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important  
Sales and Negotiation 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important  
Scientific and Experimental 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important  
Social Service / Helping Skills 1-Not Important  
Teaching / Instructing 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat ImportantIt is sometimes necessary to explain material to people.  
Verbal Communication 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important  
Understanding Nature, Plants, Animals 1-Not Important  
Understanding Yourself 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important  
Writing 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important  
 

Interview By: The Report Queen