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Jobs in Demand 2021 | 03 Data Analyst

Wong Shu Lee  


  January 24, 2021

Welcome back to our Jobs in Demand 2021.  We constantly hear about Data, Data Science, Big Data, SQL, Machine Learning, etc., but do you know what Data Analyst or Data Scientist do? 


Jobs in Demand 2021: Data Analyst


Nowadays, businesses no longer depend on one's insights to grow their business as organisations are relying on data to pick wiser choices when making critical business decisions—which new products to develop, new markets to enter, new investments to make, and new (or existing) customers to target. They also use data to identify inefficiencies and to eliminate potential business obstacles. 


In these organizations, the job of the data analyst is to assign a numerical value to these important business functions so performance can be assessed and compared over time. But the job involves more than just looking at numbers: An analyst also needs to know how to use data to enable an organization to make more informed decisions. 


What are the Major Tasks performed by Data Analyst? 


  • Designing and maintaining data systems and databases; this includes fixing coding errors and other data-related problems.
  • Mining data from primary and secondary sources, then reorganizing said data in a format that can be easily read by either human or machine.
  • Using statistical tools to interpret data sets, paying particular attention to trends and patterns that could be valuable for diagnostic and predictive analytics efforts.
  • Demonstrating the significance of their work in the context of local, national, and global trends that impact both their organization and industry.
  • Preparing reports for executive leadership that effectively communicate trends, patterns, and predictions using relevant data.
  • Collaborating with programmers, engineers, and organizational leaders to identify opportunities for process improvements, recommend system modifications, and develop policies for data governance.
  • Creating appropriate documentation that allows stakeholders to understand the steps of the data analysis process and duplicate or replicate the analysis if necessary.


Who should consider Data Analyst Jobs? 


Effective data analysts possess a combination of technical skills and leadership skills.


Technical skills include: 

  • Possess knowledge of database languages such as SQL, R, or Python
  • Masters spreadsheet tools such as Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets
  • Experienced in using data visualization software such as Tableau or Qlik
  • Possess mathematical and statistical skills. 


On the other hand, leadership skills prepare a data analyst to complete decision-making and problem-solving tasks. These abilities allow analysts to think strategically about the information that will help stakeholders make data-driven business decisions and to communicate the value of this information effectively. 


Vacancies for Data Analysts


Data Analysts are currently highly in demand. Below is a list of available Data Analyst Jobs on ZOM-IN (There are more in the pipeline!). Let’s signup today and start applying for these opportunities! 



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