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Career Curve Business Data Analyst Earnings According to, the median annual salary for an entry-level business data analyst is $54,161, and Simply Hired states that the average salary for big data analysts is approximately $74,000 per year. Job Outlook Photo┬ę By Susan Reese a database of information. These may A BUSINESS DATA ANALYST COLLECTS, ORGANIZES AND STORES data for various types of businesses and organizations. This data then must be interpreted, analyzed and put into a useful form for presentation. Material is kept in databases, so business data analysts will need an understanding of database management principles and will need to use programs that allow for numerical and statistical representations of data. Data analysts may design, develop and implement business solutions, and may work directly with clients and project supervisors. The Workplace ment in any organization that maintains 58 Techniques February 2014 The rapid growth in data collection by businesses and other organizations will result in a growing need for business data analysts. Technological advances have also made it faster and easier for organizations to get data, and improvements in analytical software have made research more applicable to a wider range of areas. Moreover, according to a 2013 McKinsey Global Institute study, "By 2018, the United States alone could face a shortage of 140,000-190,000 people with deep analytical skills, as well as a dearth of 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions." nancial institutions, insurance companies and health care organizations. Explore More Educational Requirements For more information about the career of business data analyst and the education and training it requires, here are some places to turn. Business data analysts usually have earned their bachelor's degrees either in computer science, economics or data analysis, but may also have additional from professional organizations. Their study of computer science and business information systems will often begin at the high school level, and some students may build upon that education at a two-year community or technical college before going on to acquire a four-year or even a post-graduate degree. ABET Association for Information Systems Association of Information Technology Professionals Computing Research Association IEEE Computer Society National Center for Women and Information Technology Technology Student Association

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ACTE Techniques February 2014

Leading Edge
Classroom Connection
Leadership Matters
Capitol View
Q and A
Celebrating CTE's Successes
Celebrating One of CTE's Strongest Advocates
Hell Hath No Fury Like a Tornado Spawned
Rebuilding With Education
Making CTE Work Through CTSOs
The Power of CTSOs
A Recap of ACTE's CareerTech Vision 2013
Using Tests to Improve Student Achievement
Ground Source Heat Pumps: From Green to Gold
Inside ACTE
Career Curve

ACTE Techniques February 2014