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Data Analyst

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About this Program

Data Analyst compile and analyze data contained in a computer database or elsewhere to identify problems and possible solutions. They might also design and build databases to house the information they need, ensure data accuracy and make recommendations to business managers about how to improve efficiency or quality based on their findings. Students considering this award should have analytical and statistical skills, knowledge of database types and use, plus familiarity with data warehousing and data manipulation.

A Data Analyst must be proficient in data manipulation with excellent attention to detail and the ability to identify inconsistencies in data, an aptitude for learning technology quickly, the ability to take initiative and manage multiple priorities simultaneously. Job Functions could include: data entry and importing, data collection, data validation and scrubbing, data mining, reporting and documentation.

To be a Data Analyst, a person must have other qualities. Some of these qualities include the ability to work close and build relationships with diverse groups of people, the desire to be part of a team, and the ability to work with the unknown. Others include critical thinking, decision-making, problem-solving, questioning, diplomacy, and negotiation, along with excellent oral and written communication skills.

Classroom Location(s)

  • Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park 55445
  • Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie 55347
Hennepin Technical College
Hennepin Technical College
9000 Brooklyn Blvd. Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Local: (952) 995-1300

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