We hear about data analysts all the time, but what is it exactly that they do? Android Authority brought this topic to our attention in their article, “How to become a data analyst and prepare for the algorithm-driven future.”

At its most basic, a data analyst manipulates data for a living. In a time when companies are becoming increasingly reliant on ever-expanding data sets, this is an important skill  to possess – and one that it is in great demand.

One of the big driving factors in the future jobs market is going to be the Internet Of Things (IoT), which refers to all the devices in your home connected to the web. You know – those smart refrigerators that work with the camera doorbell and the smart speaker who reminds you of the day’s appointments. They create gigantic amounts of data for companies to work with and data analytics will play a huge role in this industry going forward.

Melody K. Smith

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