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Business Intelligence Analysts

Experience, Skills, and Personality Traits

Most business intelligence analyst jobs require candidates have a bachelor's degree and several years of prior full-time work experience. Strong research and analytical skills are required for gathering data and understanding how to see patterns and trends in the findings. Analysts use database software to conduct their work and must be technology savvy. Critical thinking is needed to identify problems and arrive at conclusions and make recommendations for approaches and solutions to these problems. Analysts are also good listeners, paying close attention to what people are saying and asking questions to immediately clarify information. Attention to details is critical in this type of work. Strong reading comprehension, writing abilities, and clear communication skills are required to understand data and share information with others.

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