How to Become a Data Analyst
Edition 3 - Updated for 2021
Build the skills
Launch your new data analyst career
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Ready to explore a career in data analytics?
You're interested in a data analytics career. But where do you start?
Based on what you've read about analytics, it sounds like you need to be an expert in multiple programming languages, fluent in machine learning, able to write algorithms like they're your first language, and perform predictive analysis with infallible accuracy.
What's the reality though?
I'll bring you my insights from 15 years of working in analytics as both an analyst and a hiring manager.
This data analyst book shows you the skills you absolutely need to get a job (and where to learn them inexpensively). It will also show you which skills you can you wait to learn until after you're in the job.
What's in the Book:
- What It’s Like to be an Analyst
- Day to Day Work
- Common Analytic Focus Areas
- Key Skills for Data Analysts
- Problem Solving
- Data Visualization
- Data Analyst Career Paths
- Data Analyst Specialist Track
- Subject Matter Expert Track
- Management Track
- Lateral Track
- Find the Right Data Analyst Role
- Job Titles to Consider
- What to Look for on a Job Description
- Build Experience
- Other Options
- Launch a Data Analyst Career
- Development Planning
- Additional Resources
Should I become a data analyst?
Do you wonder what the day to day work of a data analyst actually involves?
Find out about the typical work and the types of analytics most commonly performed.
What are the main data analyst skills?
Data analysts need skills in a variety of areas from math to problem solving.
This section covers in detail which skills you need be a data analyst and highlights resources for building these key data analyst skills.
What data analyst career paths are there?
There isn't one single career path that a data analyst will take. Learn about the main career path options and how to get on each path. Find out which career path might be right for you based on the skills required.
Which data analyst jobs should I apply for?
Data analyst is a widely used job title so it can mean a variety of different things to different employers.
Learn how to spot the differences based on job descriptions so you can pick out the right data analyst role for you.
How do I get data analyst experience?
Building experience lets you put all your skills into practice and demonstrate that you know how to use them in real business scenarios.
This section reviews multiple options for building your skills and connecting with other analysts.
How do I create a plan to become a data analyst?
Make a plan for launching your career in analytics.
Decide on your target job, make note of the skills required, and perform a self-assessment.
Then it's time to build a plan to get the job you want.
Reviews of "How to Become a Data Analyst"
“Over the past few months I had been looking for a clear path towards progressing into a Data Analyst.
However, the information out there is anecdotal or fragmented and I felt I needed guidance from an expert, in this case a hiring manager, especially being someone who needs “all the facts” before making a decision.
I have been watching Jen's videos for a couple of months now and found the content to be invaluable and better than other YouTubers on the same topic.
I was so glad to find out she had released a book going into even more depth.
I don’t regret picking up the book and now I know what direction to take I’m following through on what has been suggested.”
About the Author
What if you could learn from someone who has built a massively successful data analyst career of her own and helped others do the same?
That's exactly what you get in this guide. I have 15+ years of experience in analytics - both as an analyst and as a hiring manager - and I want to help you launch your career.
This guide can be a significant aid in building a data analyst career. Purchasing this guide does not - and cannot - guarantee you will get a job in analytics or the level of salary you may receive.