Database analysts gather and analyze a wide variety of data for businesses in order to identify problems and develop technological solutions. They also configure, install, and repair software or hardware, allowing them to store proper information, ensure accurate data processes, and make suggestions to management concerning efficiency or quality improvements. Database analysts can work in multiple business environments in small, designated teams that thrive on teamwork and communication.
Database Analyst Job Duties:
- Use statistical formulas and problem-solving fundamentals to compute and analyze data
- Analyze various types of data to identify and interpret trends in the environment
- Determines procedural liabilities by analyzing and extrapolating data to decrease various expenses
- Communicate with management to implement, develop, and analyze procedures and policies
- Recommends new software and operating systems to improve cost efficiency and user-friendliness
- Provide database management services and recommendations based on employer need
- Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Alternative names: Desktop Analyst, Data Analyzer, Data Scientist, Systems Analyst
Job projections: Expanding
Database Analyst Skills and Qualifications:
- Data Analysis
- Data Maintenance
- Database Knowledge
- Requirements Analysis
- Troubleshooting and Configuration
- Advanced Computer Skills
- Problem-Solving Skills
- Attention to Detail
- Verbal/Written Communication
The median annual Database Analyst salary is $59,491, with a range usually between $49,867-$63,119, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors.
Education and Training:
Bachelor’s degree, though some require a master’s degree. Essential analytical skills, database knowledge, data manipulation, and software development fundamentals are also required. Candidates with good communication characteristics and problem-solving skills are preferred for employment as a database analyst.