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Data Analyst Jobs are Prime Targets for Career Climbers Featured

Data Analyst Jobs are Prime Targets for Career Climbers Silvan Arnet

Big data is one of the most transformational technologies we have today that is driving economic growth throughout the world. According to the US Bureau of Statistics (BLS), data-related occupations will increase by over 31 percent by 2030. This will create millions of jobs over the same period for IT professionals. This is why the top companies are currently hiring top professionals to fill the roles that are fast emerging from companies seeking big data professionals. With this, it is safe to say that data analyst jobs are prime targets for those seeking to climb the career ladder. Here are some positions you should consider as you seek to climb up.

  1. Big Data Engineer

These individuals have almost the same job as data analysts. They turn large data volumes into insights that companies can use to make smart and informed business decisions. Furthermore, they are tasked with retrieving, interpreting, analyzing and reporting the organization’s business data, which they collect from various sources. Big data engineers are also responsible for creating and maintaining the company’s hardware and software facilities, including the big data systems and processes. Their salary range is $115,250-$168,250 annually.

  1. Data Architect

Data architects are individuals responsible for designing the structure of complex data frameworks. They are also tasked with building and maintaining databases. They do so by developing strategies for every subject area of the organization’s data model and communicating important aspects such as plans, status and challenges that the model faces to the company’s leadership. They have a salary range of $127,750-$176,500 and above annually.

  1. Data Security Analyst

The data security analysts are some of the crucial team members in a data team of an organization. Their work is largely to perform security audits, risk assessments and analyses. These activities help provide recommendations to enhance data systems’ security. Their duties involve identifying and researching attempted security breaches and developing the right policies, rules, and procedures to address the identified security concerns and weaknesses. They have an annual salary range of $115,000-$166,750 and above.

  1. Database manager

With the ever-increasing importance of data, database managers have become some of the most sought-after individuals in the world today. Their work is to identify the problems in databases, enforce corrective measures to remedy the issues, and help design and implement storage hardware and maintenance. Database managers are also responsible for the data storage and analysis within their companies. They work with database developers to provide guidance and train staff at the lower level of the organization on how to handle databases, among others. Their salaries range from $116,250-165,500 annually.

  1. Business Intelligence Analyst (BI Analyst)

These individuals turn the organization’s data into useful insights that can be used to make critical decisions about the business. They often respond to the requests by the executives for certain information and might also help scrutinize data as they try to find patterns and trends. They have strong analytical skills and a background in reporting with years of experience in using various reporting tools for database querying. Their salary is between $94,500 and $141,500.

  1. Data scientist

Data scientists are responsible for designing and constructing new processes to be used for modelling, data mining and production. Furthermore, they conduct studies on data and experiments on products. These professionals are tasked with developing algorithms, predictive data models, analyses and development of prototypes. This position requires an experience in a similar position. In addition to the experience, they should be skilled in various data mining approaches and skills like clustering, regression analysis and decision trees.

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Scott Koegler

Scott Koegler is Executive Editor for Big Data & Analytics Tech Brief

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