Data Specialist’s are found in all sectors where data is generated or processed including but not limited to finance, retail, education, health, media, manufacturing and hospitality.
The broad purpose of the occupation is to source, format and present data securely in a relevant way for analysis using basic methods; to communicate outcomes appropriate to the audience; analyse structured and unstructured data to support business outcomes; blend data from multiple sources as directed and apply legal and ethical principles when manipulating data.
In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with a wide range of stakeholders including colleagues, managers, customers and internal and external suppliers. They would typically work as a member of a team; this may be office based or virtual.
Data Specialists need:
- Strong technical skills
- A methodical, step-by-step approach to resolving issues
- Business skills like effective communication, teamwork and task/time management
- The adaptability to do a range of work—sometimes complex and non-routine in different environments
- The ability to work under direction, use discretion and determine when to escalate issues
Job roles this programme is a great match for:
- Data Technician
- Junior Data Analyst
- Marketing Executive
- Financial Analyst
- Sales Support
- HR Analyst