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Re: Can I Make A Living Out Of Data Analysis by pasroland: 10:37am On Aug 19, 2017
hitman2911:
Being a Data Analyst is a big deal in an academic and research environment. As already stated by others, you can fit into any organisation that appreciate research and development. However, learning SPSS is just 0.1% of what it takes to be an expert.
Organisations use variety of packages eg STATA, SAS,Epiinfo,R etc.
You need to show case some formal or professional qualifications such as in statistics or data related courses in order to get most top notch jobs or else you may just be a small fish in the field.
. I want to learn STATA in lagos, Can you Help?
Re: Can I Make A Living Out Of Data Analysis by femynho(m): 10:38am On Aug 19, 2017
Being a Data Analyst in order to make a living doesn't worth the ride but developing long time career path will enable you achieve your goal. By just making a living from this field will only limit your knowledge (restricted to making a living) but building a career path in this field will motivate you to put in your all. What I am saying is that: Data analyst as an educator isn't enough, you will need to expand to other fields like Management, Marketing, Finance, Economics and other related field of interest.

Will expanding to other fields ruin your primary objective?

The answer is NO.
Expanding your horizon does not mean you will be deviated from the primary objective which is being a Data Analyst. There are areas within the aforemention fields that require data presentation, analysis and interpretation. SPSS, Eviews, EXCEL, STATA, etc. combined with Report, Proposal, Thesis and Executive Summary writing will definitely 'buy' you a living.

This could be achieved one step at a time, that is, have your focus on a particular area as a starting, build and deeply absorb yourself in it. Then, associate with the right people (management, HODs, Lecturers, staffs, Researchers, Analysts, employees, students, etc.) who can lead you to where your customer base can be found. Ensure you carry out some PERSONAL problem-solving research ranging from academic institution to organization and society at large. As a result, you will be building your own 'library' (knowledge and experience in a specific field) and to show-case what you have done (as a means of conviction and proof).

With this little piece and others view and opinions, as an Analyst or Analyst-to-be, filter out reliable and accurate information from this thread and you are good to go.

Though this might not be the best but dont relent in search for knowledge.

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Re: Can I Make A Living Out Of Data Analysis by heybeemoney(m): 10:41am On Aug 19, 2017
EastGold:
Why not?


That is what I have been doing since 2011 in Abuja here.


I married out of it and we (me, my wife, kid and parents) are feeding from it.



And mind you, I am not an 'expert'
wow, this is lovely brother... can u pm me? I want to know more about Uniabuja environment for data analysis pls
Re: Can I Make A Living Out Of Data Analysis by heybeemoney(m): 10:47am On Aug 19, 2017
Emeritus001:
Why not, I have been into it since when I was in my final year, now still in after graduating, I'm grounded in SPSS and Eviews combined with Thesis writing for MSC, MSC, PHD. I also write journals for publication and paper for presentation. I love doing research...I need someone to partner with to expand d biz. My area of concentration is Management science and Education and some part of Social science...... Emeritus Research Institute....08100241231
wow, my powerful emeritus of our time.... no one can stop you bro.
Re: Can I Make A Living Out Of Data Analysis by OMOTOWO(m): 10:54am On Aug 19, 2017
EastGold:



Spss is the least, add STATA to it
also E-VIEW
Re: Can I Make A Living Out Of Data Analysis by peacettw(f): 10:57am On Aug 19, 2017
otabuko:

Seriously, that's why I pointed to basics. Like knowing that 2 variables require t-test/chi-square. And above Anova and so on. I didn't say not knowing anything at all. Regards

Kk then. But parametric and non-parametric data should play some role. Knowing when to convert numerical to categorical to get maximum results also matters. Oh well, I am sure you mean well.

Thinking of going into learning R programming and Python as well.
Re: Can I Make A Living Out Of Data Analysis by lonelydora: 11:35am On Aug 19, 2017
If you know how much my company Data Analyst earn, you won't be asking this question
Re: Can I Make A Living Out Of Data Analysis by otabuko(m): 11:39am On Aug 19, 2017
peacettw:


Kk then. But parametric and non-parametric data should play some role. Knowing when to convert numerical to categorical to get maximum results also matters. Oh well, I am sure you mean well.

Thinking of going into learning R programming and Python as well.

most of our statistics are parametric in nature. Since they always seeks to differentiate between or among groups.
Re: Can I Make A Living Out Of Data Analysis by Fingerprinter(m): 11:41am On Aug 19, 2017
funimages:
I AM CONSIDERING LEARN, SPSS FOR DATA ANALYSIS,WHERE CAN I USE IT, PLEAS ADVICE ME
Learn it and head over to fiverr or upwork and start earning big bucks
Re: Can I Make A Living Out Of Data Analysis by Amalision: 11:57am On Aug 19, 2017
[Why not, I have been into it since when I was in my final year, now still in after graduating, I'm grounded in SPSS and Eviews combined with Thesis writing for MSC, MSC, PHD. I also write journals for publication and paper for presentation. I love doing research...I need someone to partner with to expand d biz. My area of concentration is Management science and Education and some part of Social science...... Emeritus Research Institute....08100241231

Emeritus001
what is your location. I am good in research and grounded in the use of SPSS, Eviews, Gretl etc. for data analysis on PhD dissertation. I have scholarly articles available in google scholar.
Re: Can I Make A Living Out Of Data Analysis by peacettw(f): 1:00pm On Aug 19, 2017
otabuko:
most of our statistics are parametric in nature. Since they always seeks to differentiate between or among groups.

Erm, that's not completely correct. Hence the need to check whether it is parametric and if not either use statistical tests for non-parametric data or log transform it
Re: Can I Make A Living Out Of Data Analysis by otabuko(m): 2:13pm On Aug 19, 2017
peacettw:


Erm, that's not completely correct. Hence the need to check whether it is parametric and if not either use statistical tests for non-parametric data or log transform it
Sebi you bad like this for Stat. What about a p.m from you? Waiting. Cheers.
Re: Can I Make A Living Out Of Data Analysis by Nobody: 2:20pm On Aug 19, 2017
Try Geographic information system too
Re: Can I Make A Living Out Of Data Analysis by DrGoodmanFather: 2:34pm On Aug 19, 2017
hitman2911:
Being a Data Analyst is a big deal in an academic and research environment. As already stated by others, you can fit into any organisation that appreciate research and development. However, learning SPSS is just 0.1% of what it takes to be an expert.
Organisations use variety of packages eg STATA, SAS,Epiinfo,R etc.
You need to show case some formal or professional qualifications such as in statistics or data related courses in order to get most top notch jobs or else you may just be a small fish in the field.

Chairman. You need to know more than SPSS.
Data Analyst does not only work in Research environment, they are needed in all environments and the job is the future.
Here in the US, you must know Python or R. Know Excel.

Also, you master one or two software like Power Bi , Tableau and you are guaranteed $75k plus a year.

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Re: Can I Make A Living Out Of Data Analysis by Capitabrain(m): 3:22pm On Aug 19, 2017
I am interested in data science/analysis. Just conclude Bsc Mathematics/Economics and no job. I have been taking some free online courses at bigdatauniversity.com that i feel might help to get some basic knowledge of the field. I can be an intern or apprentice or whatever name it is called "trainee", under anybody or organization. I am open to advice or callup.
Re: Can I Make A Living Out Of Data Analysis by donestk(m): 3:29pm On Aug 19, 2017
Get the best of research in www.datavillegroup.com

That's where I got trained including field experience in the northeast Nigeria and monthly stipend for the duration of 3 months.

They got bunch of professionals in their team!
Re: Can I Make A Living Out Of Data Analysis by joecrack(m): 3:36pm On Aug 19, 2017
donestk:
Get the best of research in www.datavillegroup.com

That's where I got trained including field experience in the northeast Nigeria and monthly stipend for the duration of 3 months.

They got bunch of professionals in their team!

can I please have your WhatsApp contact?
Re: Can I Make A Living Out Of Data Analysis by Capitabrain(m): 4:05pm On Aug 19, 2017
donestk:
Get the best of research in www.datavillegroup.com

That's where I got trained including field experience in the northeast Nigeria and monthly stipend for the duration of 3 months.

They got bunch of professionals in their team!


This is going to be helpful. Thanks sir
Re: Can I Make A Living Out Of Data Analysis by pepereina: 4:05pm On Aug 19, 2017
funimages:
I AM CONSIDERING LEARN, SPSS FOR DATA ANALYSIS,WHERE CAN I USE IT, PLEAS ADVICE ME
I want to learn too. Any around Akure and its environs?
Re: Can I Make A Living Out Of Data Analysis by joecrack(m): 4:18pm On Aug 19, 2017
Acidosis:
You need to learn the rudiments of statistics and research methodology alongside. My knowledge of research methodology with basic accounting principles enable me to write business plans, conduct field surveys for business owners and research students.

Data analysis is very very broad, you can't know it all, there are hundreds of tools out there, I use Ms Excel, SPSS and one qualitative data analysis tool. I've been doing this for 4 years, and I'm not ready to quit anytime soon as no other job has offered me the earning and level of satisfaction I currently derive. Take time to build your network...some clients work with you for 2 years and even more. There's no limit to what you can achieve.
Bro, can I please have your WhatsApp number?
Re: Can I Make A Living Out Of Data Analysis by supereagle(m): 4:32pm On Aug 19, 2017
If you package yourself well with integrity of service, trying to add value to your customers, you will fly.
Re: Can I Make A Living Out Of Data Analysis by Oluwapresley(m): 5:29pm On Aug 19, 2017
Capitabrain:
I am interested in data science/analysis. Just conclude Bsc Mathematics/Economics and no job. I have been taking some free online courses at bigdatauniversity.com that i feel might help to get some basic knowledge of the field. I can be an intern or apprentice or whatever name it is called "trainee", under anybody or organization. I am open to advice or callup.

Xup, bro? contact, please.
Re: Can I Make A Living Out Of Data Analysis by Nobody: 6:38pm On Aug 19, 2017
Yes
Re: Can I Make A Living Out Of Data Analysis by Capitabrain(m): 7:49pm On Aug 19, 2017
Oluwapresley:


Xup, bro? contact, please.

Thanks bro, tried sending u msg wit nairaland pm but its not going through
My mail is oluala10@gmail.com i will send my contact to you once i get response from thanks.
Re: Can I Make A Living Out Of Data Analysis by Tobbey(m): 8:55pm On Aug 19, 2017
EastGold:



Spss is the least, add STATA to it

STATA is the least.. Add E-Views to it
Re: Can I Make A Living Out Of Data Analysis by Sylver247: 9:14pm On Aug 19, 2017
Emeritus001:
Why not, I have been into it since when I was in my final year, now still in after graduating, I'm grounded in SPSS and Eviews combined with Thesis writing for MSC, MSC, PHD. I also write journals for publication and paper for presentation. I love doing research...I need someone to partner with to expand d biz. My area of concentration is Management science and Education and some part of Social science...... Emeritus Research Institute....08100241231

Where is your location
Re: Can I Make A Living Out Of Data Analysis by zicoy6k: 10:48pm On Aug 19, 2017
otabuko:

Seriously, that's why I pointed to basics. Like knowing that 2 variables require t-test/chi-square. And above Anova and so on. I didn't say not knowing anything at all. Regards

This is not true. You have to make sure the necessary assumptions (e.g distributional assumptions) are met before you decide which statistical tool to use.

@op While SPSS can fetch you good money, you can make much more if you learn R and SAS. SAS is not free but you can download the University Edition which is more than enough for learning and carrying out common analyses. If you studied statistics or a related course and want to be a good statistician and not just a data analyst, then I will advise you learn R, SAS, STATA and SPSS. Once you are good in these, others like MINITAB, EVIEWS, STATISTICA, MATLAB will be very easy to use. Your statistics, however, must be very solid. You will make a lot of money on fiverr if you know how to use R and SAS.
Re: Can I Make A Living Out Of Data Analysis by olayinkajnr(m): 5:40am On Aug 20, 2017
neighy:
make we talk serious talk ... U fit send me ur facebook user??


Did you see my reply to your pm?
Re: Can I Make A Living Out Of Data Analysis by olayinkajnr(m): 5:42am On Aug 20, 2017
zicoy6k:


This is not true. You have to make sure the necessary assumptions (e.g distributional assumptions) are met before you decide which statistical tool to use.

@op While SPSS can fetch you good money, you can make much more if you learn R and SAS. SAS is not free but you can download the University Edition which is more than enough for learning and carrying out common analyses. If you studied statistics or a related course and want to be a good statistician and not just a data analyst, then I will advise you learn R, SAS, STATA and SPSS. Once you are good in these, others like MINITAB, EVIEWS, STATISTICA, MATLAB will be very easy to use. Your statistics, however, must be very solid. You will make a lot of money on fiverr if you know how to use R and SAS.


So true. I know how use SPSS, MINITAB and R very well. I believe if I handle STATA,SAS and the rest, it won't be difficult to use.

To think that i learnt all these myself.
Re: Can I Make A Living Out Of Data Analysis by neighy(m): 6:36am On Aug 20, 2017
olayinkajnr:


Did you see my reply to your pm?
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Re: Can I Make A Living Out Of Data Analysis by neighy(m): 6:58am On Aug 20, 2017
Bassmetrics:
oh yes u can,data analysis n research generally is my hobby,paid my tuition in sch thru doing Research for my classmates,i earned much thru it yl waiting for nysc,during nysc i catered for my needs from it n lived far above some of my colleagues financially....up till now i stil engage in research as a part time job. Sound in d use of spss,eview,stata etc...trains oda researchers (offline n online), writes thesis( bsc,msc), articles n journals for clients....Am looking forward to working for a Research institute one day bt for now stil a freelance researcher.....Elometrics Research Institute (09078633408; 09029450116-watsap)

partnership is highly welcomed!
na wich course u con study enh??
Re: Can I Make A Living Out Of Data Analysis by FunnyDude: 7:58am On Aug 20, 2017
I'm a BSc holder in Statistics, while in school I'm respected and also earn some income too especially for final year student in Education, vet medicine, Agriculture dept, pharmacy etc... As at then you'll see Older men and women begging me to teach them Statistics work, analyze for them... Truth is Data Analysis is cool and it will continue because the field is not saturated due to its rumour. Atimes you earn up to 20k in less than a day when you have a rich clients.. Truth is for you to enjoy to data analysis you have to know your onions.

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