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Job Title – Data Analyst
A Data Analyst conducts full life-cycle analysis to include requirements, activities and design. Data analysts develops analysis and reports capabilities. They will also monitor performance and quality control plans to identify improvements.
Typical Job Activities
data, analyses results using statistical techniques and provide ongoing reports
Develops and implements databases, data collection systems, data analytics and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality
Acquires data from primary or secondary data sources and maintain databases/data systems
Identifies, analyses, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets
Filters and “cleans” data by reviewing computer reports, printouts, and performance indicators to locate and correct code problems
Works with management to prioritize business and information needs
Locates and defines new process improvement opportunities
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Senior Certificate with a matric
For a degree at a university in either Computer Science, Information Management or Statistics or related fields.
Recommended subjects: Computer Science, Accounting and Economics
What natural skills and/or aptitudes do I need for this occupation?
Have technical knowledge
Be able to work both on his own and in a team
Be able to communicate well
International Employment Opportunities
Any company or business using computer systems and networks
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Relevant Contact Details
Industry Training Board
Computer Users Council
of South Africa
Career Progress and Path
Further studies in related fields
Experience in specific field
General management studies
Possible Career Paths
career in the specific field
Management positions in the specific field
General business management
Reasons to consider this career
I can apply my special skills
I can progress in the business world
I can work with technology
I can work for myself