Business Intelligence Analysts


Overview

Business Intelligence Analysts

Introduction

Business intelligence analysts study data that companies have collected and create reports that help senior management make decisions. They study business patterns and trends, and make recommendations based on their findings. They work closely with internal departments as well as external sources in gathering data and communicating the status of their work. Business intelligence analysts use data technology and online analytical processing tools in their work. There are approximately 684,470 management analysts and 104,200 operation...

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Median Salary

$67,583

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree


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Experience

Two to three years experience


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Skills

Computer


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Personality Traits

Curious

Earnings

Business intelligence analysts earned an average annual salary of about $67,583 in November 2019, according to PayScale.com. Average salaries ranged from $49,000 or less to $94,000 or higher. The U.S. Department of Labor does not have data on business intelligence analysts, but reports that management analysts, a job that has some of the same responsibilities and skills requirements, earned an ...

Work Environment

Most business intelligence analysts are employed full time and spend much of the work day either in their office or their clients' offices. They travel frequently for meetings and to work on site at clients' offices. The job can be stressful at times; some clients may be difficult and project deadlines may be tight. Analysts must stay professional and patient to manage these challenges effectiv...

Outlook

The employment outlook for business intelligence analysts is bright. Faster than average employment growth is expected through 2028, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Management analysts will have 14 percent employment growth in that time frame, with 118,300 new jobs added to the industry. Job opportunities will be especially good in health care companies. Analysts will be needed to he...

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