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Pro Tips For Aspiring Data Analysts by DataWiz: 12:18pm On Dec 25, 2021
My name is John Wiz. I presently work as a data analyst for a large retail store with presence in over 10 states and over 30 branches. This post is intended to guide prospective data analysts as they journey through the world of data analytics. I am a Microsoft Certified Data Analyst Associate and my take home right now is over N450,000.00 per month based on my experience. It is also worth mentioning that on the average a data analyst earns around N160,000.00 based on salary data on Glassdoor. It's a good choice for those who want to transition into Managerial careers also.

You might be thinking if data analysis is a risk worth taking and would be relevant in years to come. It's okay to have this kind of thoughts especially when making a career choice or transitioning to a different career path. The good news is that there is no activity in life that does not generate data, this implies that to better understand the world we are there will always be need to process this data to gain valuable insights that can improve our standard of living and present new exciting opportunities to explore.

Who is a data analyst?

A data analyst is a person who collects, transforms, process, and analyse data in order to find insights, patterns and answers to business questions. Most organizations are seeing the need for a data analyst and over the past few years the value placed on the data analysts has increased. According to Glassdoor, data analysis is one of the top 10 skills to have at the moment as it cuts across all sectors of the economy. You are guaranteed to get your return on investment should you venture into it.

What skills do I need to become a data analyst?
Your skills are the qualities or competencies you possess to carry out your job effectively. As a data analyst you will require both interpersonal and technical skills. What do I mean by interpersonal skills? Interpersonal skills are social skills that help you relate well with others in your organisation. They are relationship management skills that helps foster a good work environment and softens the ground for you to use your technical skills. They include :

1) Communication skills: ability to explain things with clarity
2) Listening skills
3) Emotional Intelligence
4) Team work
5) Relationship management

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Re: Pro Tips For Aspiring Data Analysts by Stephen0mozzy: 4:20pm On Dec 26, 2021
Nice one OP......we can't deny that most of us Nigerians will bend iron with our will for any path that guarantees momentary rewards...

....how's the market like, for entry level and knowledgeable but inexperienced analysts?
Re: Pro Tips For Aspiring Data Analysts by Narnah(f): 1:26am On Dec 27, 2021
Thank you

DataWiz:
My name is John Wiz. I presently work as a data analyst for a large retail store with presence in over 10 states and over 30 branches. This post is intended to guide prospective data analysts as they journey through the world of data analytics. I am a Microsoft Certified Data Analyst Associate and my take home right now is over N450,000.00 per month based on my experience. It is also worth mentioning that on the average a data analyst earns around N160,000.00 based on salary data on Glassdoor. It's a good choice for those who want to transition into Managerial careers also.

You might be thinking if data analysis is a risk worth taking and would be relevant in years to come. It's okay to have this kind of thoughts especially when making a career choice or transitioning to a different career path. The good news is that there is no activity in life that does not generate data, this implies that to better understand the world we are there will always be need to process this data to gain valuable insights that can improve our standard of living and present new exciting opportunities to explore.

Who is a data analyst?

A data analyst is a person who collects, transforms, process, and analyse data in order to find insights, patterns and answers to business questions. Most organizations are seeing the need for a data analyst and over the past few years the value placed on the data analysts has increased. According to Glassdoor, data analysis is one of the top 10 skills to have at the moment as it cuts across all sectors of the economy. You are guaranteed to get your return on investment should you venture into it.

What skills do I need to become a data analyst?
Your skills are the qualities or competencies you possess to carry out your job effectively. As a data analyst you will require both interpersonal and technical skills. What do I mean by interpersonal skills? Interpersonal skills are social skills that help you relate well with others in your organisation. They are relationship management skills that helps foster a good work environment and softens the ground for you to use your technical skills. They include :

1) Communication skills: ability to explain things with clarity
2) Listening skills
3) Emotional Intelligence
4) Team work
5) Relationship management

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Re: Pro Tips For Aspiring Data Analysts by Lasisieniola77(m): 5:13pm On Dec 28, 2021
Can you recommend a learning center
Narnah:
Thank you

Re: Pro Tips For Aspiring Data Analysts by Narnah(f): 7:03pm On Dec 28, 2021
There's this teleo tech that plans on organizing a physical class in January.

You can send me a mail so we take it up from there.

Lasisieniola77:
Can you recommend a learning center
Re: Pro Tips For Aspiring Data Analysts by Chocopapi: 4:07pm On Jan 01
Would there be a chance for
people who are not great at maths ans statictics on hearing that data analytics actually includes the use of statistics

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