Career Outlook

Increasing competition, complex data management, and rapid decision-making: These are just a few of the hurdles today’s organizations must overcome. To do so—and still maintain an advantage in the marketplace—they are turning to big data analytics and business intelligence. As a result, there has been a surge in demand for analytical, systems thinkers who are well versed in working with data. Some of the roles that have seen the biggest uptick in demand include software developers, business intelligence analysts, management analysts, and database administrators.

33,000+ Number of job postings in the U.S. for business intelligence analysts 22,400 Number of jobs that are projected to be added between 2016 and 2026 Benchmark company approaches against the latest standards in the field Profile competitor and partner companies Anticipate upper management and client needs Work across multiple stakeholders Analyze and recommend resolutions to complex problems Assess current capabilities and identify high-level business requirements Evaluate business processes, anticipate requirements, uncover areas for improvement Develop, document, and implement solutions Top Skills:

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Glassdoor