Information that someone uses to make decisions is called data. The Data Management/Strategy job family creates systems that store data (databases) that make it easy to fnd the data when the organization needs to use it. They also manage and analyze data to help organizations use it more effectively.
These jobs may be a good fit for those who enjoy working with numbers and are good at paying attention to detail and problem solving.
Analytics EngineerEducation: Bachelors degree Salary: $45,000 to $99,000
Analytics Engineers gather information from multiple sources and combine these different information sources to find trends and patterns. Analytics Engineers have excellent creativity, technical skills, and communication skills
Business IntelligenceEducation: Bachelors degree Salary: $70,000 to $99,000
Business Intelligence uses data to find trends that will improve the way an organization works. They use databases to look for important information that helps them improve products and services. They are data experts that use advanced analytics skills to come up with creative solutions.
Data ScientistEducation: Master or PhD Salary: $45,000 to $100,000 or more
Data Scientists discover findings in data and translate it into information that is useful to their organization. They hold advanced degrees in computer science/mathematics, are experts in data and analysis, and have excellent communication skills. Data Scientists will often work in groups and deal with cutting edge technologies to turn complicated topics into information that is useful in real life.
Data VisualizationEducation: Bachelors degree Salary: $45,000 to $100,000 or more
Data Visualization roles take the findings from analysis and turn it into graphs, charts, and pictures. Data Visualization helps decision-makers understand difficult topics quickly and find trends and patterns easily. Individuals in this role must be able to understand data analysis and use creativity to visually tell a story with those results.
Database AdminstratorEducation: Bachelors degree Salary: $45,000 to $100,000 or more
A Database Administrator makes sure that the software managing a database allows people to quickly find the information they need. The administrator works to make the database as efficient as possible because many people may try to use it at once.
Extract Transform Load AnalystEducation: Bachelors degree Salary: $70,000 to $99,000
When an organization gets a large amount of information from many different sources, it holds it in a data warehouse (a type of database specific to analytics). ETL involves the process of putting information into the data warehouse, combining it with information from other sources, and making is easily usable. ETL analysts have strong problem solving and technical skills.
Market IntelligenceEducation: Bachelors degree Salary: $45,000 to $100,000 or more
They find out who customers are and what they need. They look at trends in sales to find opportunities for their organization to grow. They also monitor what the competition is doing and how their organization compares.