Job Description

An analyst's role would differ depending on the type of company and sector he/she is working for.

Generally an analyst is an individual who reviews and examines data or information for a specific area or topic. They perform market research on segments of industries to identify trends in price, customer, competitor and economic data to help companies.

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You will need to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education.

Employers usually do not require a specific field of study for analyst roles. Depending on the type of requirement, a background in IT, finance or marketing might be required.

Depending on your chosen industry you may need to complete a degree in information technology, information systems or computer science.


  • Analytical
  • Articulate
  • Communicator
  • Detail Oriented
  • Flexible
  • Independent
  • Innovative
  • Open-minded
  • Problem Solving
  • Reliable
  • Responsible
  • Thorough

Key Skills

  • Consulting
  • Development
  • Implementation
  • Systems Solutions
  • Business Process
  • Information Systems
  • Design
  • Finance
  • Willing to continually update personal IT skills and knowledge

Future Prospects

You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;