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Business Intelligence Analyst

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Bachelor's degree

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What They Do

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About This Career

Produces financial and market intelligence by querying data repositories and generating periodic reports. Devises methods for identifying data patterns and trends in available information sources.

This career is part of the Information Technology cluster Information Support and Services pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Generates standard or custom reports summarizing business, financial, or economic data for review by executives, managers, clients, and other stakeholders.
  • Synthesizes current business intelligence or trend data to support recommendations for action.
  • Creates business intelligence tools or systems, including design of related databases, spreadsheets, or outputs.
  • Maintains library of model documents, templates, or other reusable knowledge assets.
  • Manages timely flow of business intelligence information to users.
  • Collects business intelligence data from available industry reports, public information, field reports, or purchased sources.
  • Analyzes competitive market strategies through analysis of related product, market, or share trends.
  • Maintains or updates business intelligence tools, databases, dashboards, systems, or methods.
  • Identifies or monitors current and potential customers, using business intelligence tools.
  • Disseminates information regarding tools, reports, or metadata enhancements.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would sit most of the time. There's some walking and standing. You may have to lift and carry things like books, papers or tools weighing 10 lbs. or less.
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Regular working hours and limited travel

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Competitive Intelligence Analyst
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Strategist
  • Data Analyst
  • Market Intelligence Analyst
  • Strategic Business and Technology Intelligence Consultant
  • Market Intelligence Consultant


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