Why become a data analyst?


Imagine being passionate about your job, solving complex problems, working on interesting projects, and earning a high salary.


Maybe you are bored at your current job. Maybe you feel stuck with no room to grow, or perhaps you wish you had the option to work remotely or even freelance. If any of these sound like you, it may be time to make a change.


Data analysts love solving problems 

Data analytics is a fast-paced, challenging career centered on problem-solving and thinking outside of the box.


As a data analyst, you’ll work with a number of different teams who require your skills and knowledge to provide them with insights into how they can improve their processes.

The Harvard Business Review named the roles of data analyst and data scientist as "the sexiest job of the 21st century."

Data analytics was also rated in Career Karma's top 25 tech jobs in 2021.

Data analysts come from many different backgrounds

While many data analysts come from a more analytical or technical background, we have found that anyone can become a data analyst if they apply themselves. For example, we have many successful graduates who used to work in marketing, sales, teaching, customer service, finance, architecture, HR, and IT.

A 2021 study by Career Karma found that companies like Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft are some of the largest employers of bootcamp graduates—and that they hired up to 120% more bootcamps graduates than they did in 2019!


Data analysts are in high demand

Employers struggle to find qualified data analysts, and the demand keeps growing. The average junior data analyst salary in Germany is €59396 per year, while senior data analysts can earn as much as €65118.


Data analysts are constantly evolving

Data analysis moves quickly, and data analysts are constantly learning and advancing in their careers.


There is practically no limit to how much you can improve your skills and progress in your career as a data analyst.  

The World Economic Forum named data analysts and scientists as the Number 1 emerging role in the world by 2022.

(World Economic Forum, 2018)

Data analysts can work in many types of companies

As a data analyst, you have the opportunity to work for startups, agencies, large corporates, or even freelance. Your skills can be utilized by all kinds of businesses who want to understand their processes, customers and business more. 


Data analysts are shaping the future

Almost all companies are collecting data on their customers, and correctly knowing how to interpret such data is becoming of increasing importance.

Data analysts define how a business is currently operating. It’s up to them to look for changes, identify patterns, and spot anomalies that give an indication of how a company or organization is performing. 

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Kevin Anthony Rice, Alumni

"The ability to create amazing products is the number one reason why I love my [new] job. It also helps that I have the freedom to be creative, work with great people..."

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