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Why Right Now is a Great Time to Reinvent your Career as a Data Analyst

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Jul 14, 2020

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Business Intelligence Careers

Why Right Now is a Great Time to Reinvent your Career as a Data Analyst

6 min read

Jul 14, 2020

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Business Intelligence Careers

Why Right Now is a Great Time to Reinvent your Career as a Data Analyst

6 min read

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Why Right Now is a Great Time to Reinvent your Career as a Data Analyst

Currently there are millions of people who need to reinvent their skills to land a solid career.

If you are someone who enjoys problem solving and working with numbers then a career in Data Analytics or Business Intelligence is worth considering. Study after study shows that Data Analysis is a growing field with a solid salary and stable future.

  • The World Economic Forum forecasts that data analysts will be in high demand in companies around the world in 2020.

  • According to the LinkedIn Workforce Report in the USA, demand for these skills has grown sixfold compared to five years ago, and data analysts will continue to be the most sought after profiles over the next five years.

  • With an average salary of $80,000, and some roles ranging above well above $100,000 there is great earning potential for qualified Data Analysts (According to IBM’s “The Quant Crunch”).

The best news is that the skills you need to land one of these jobs can be learned online from home within a few months with very little cost compared to the potential salary once you get your new job.

A career as a Data Analyst is certainly not for everyone, but it is incredible to think that it’s possible to quickly become qualified for a stable and lucrative job as a Data Analyst by dedicating some spare time each week to the right online training platform.

If you are pursuing a career as a Data Analyst, many companies are screening and choosing their analysts by using some sort of skills test or sample project work designed to determine if the person knows the tools and skills that the company would be asking them to perform in their job. The reality is that you can learn what you need to ace a skills test and be job-ready as a Data Analyst in a matter of months and for hundreds of dollars with online learning. I’m not trying to talk you out of going to college, but some of our students might ;-)

Before I go into detail, let me make a couple of things clear:

I am CEO of a company that provides online Data Analytics training. We have taught over 500,000 students with a 97% student satisfaction rating. We love online learning!

This is NOT an article about whether or not college is worth the money...that’s a different topic for a different day.


Back to the topic at hand: Can you really learn what you need to know to get hired as a Data Analyst in a few months and for a few hundred dollars?

I’m excited to say that the answer is Yes, and I’ll share some insights that hopefully will help you decide if a career in Data Analytics or Business Intelligence is in your future.

So let’s dig into why Data Analytics and Business Intelligence is a great career track to pursue through online training:

Learning Data Analysis is more accessible than ever before through online learning platforms. Cost and quality can vary greatly but do your research and you will be able to find something that’s a good fit for your needs. I’ll go into detail on how to pick the right online learning platform in an upcoming article. But regardless of what platform or online training you choose, the tools are simple: A computer with internet access will get you a front row seat to all the content and support you will need to become a Data Analyst.

The ROI benefit to you is compelling. With salaries in the U.S. averaging $80,000 and ranging up to $150,000 and beyond the thought of being able to get a six-figure salary by investing only a few hundred dollars of online training can be truly life changing.

Change the game and be in demand now and in the future. Remember the LinkedIn report I mentioned above that data analyst roles have grown 6x in the last five years and that data analysts will continue to be the most sought after profiles over the next five years. You can be the person that is in demand and have companies seeking you out rather than you chasing them for a chance to be considered for a job. It all comes down to getting the skills that companies need and they will continue to need data analysis for years to come.

Why is now the right time to go for it?

Data is more important than ever. COVID and many other factors have changed the way companies can operate. All companies are trying to adapt and evolve in today’s constantly changing marketplace. In order to succeed they need people who can help them find solutions by analyzing data. You can be a part of making a huge impact on a company, its products and in the lives of its customers.

Companies are hiring differently: It’s about skills, and being job-ready. The interview process is different, with less face to face and more video and online interaction. Practical skills tests or sample assignments are common in today’s interview process. Even the factors that drive whether a person gets hired are evolving to be more based on what you can do, rather than what you have done. If you get the skills you’ll be able to get the job. (If you are interested in a fun real world example on how skills can matter most in the hiring process check out this article from John Pauler).

Data Analysis can be done from anywhere. According to Hired’s recent study, 55% of employers believe their remote working policies will become more flexible and some of the world's most innovative companies are going fully remote. With so many companies embracing “work from home,” Data Analysis is a job that you can obtain and succeed in while working remotely. A computer and access to the internet is a recipe for success as a Data Analyst. If you know your stuff and produce good work, some companies will let you work from anywhere...and I mean anywhere! Check out the #RemoteLife examples from a rising technology company TaxJar who lets all their employees work remotely. My favorite example is one of their team members who lives and works full time on a boat. Now that is what I call an office with a view!

I hope that you share our excitement for what’s happening in the field of data analysis. There are over 200,000 jobs available for Data Analysis and Business Intelligence right now on LinkedIn in the USA alone. One of the reasons you are interested in training to become a Data Analyst is because you want a better career and the lifestyle that goes along with it. Online training to become a Data Analyst is all about having a positive impact on your lifestyle and livelihood. There are so many opportunities once you have the skills that companies are looking for, so if you are ready to explore how to reinvent your skills here are some links to get you started on your journey:

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For more examples of #RemoteLife check out these videos https://www.taxjar.com/jobs/

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