What does a Principal Analyst do?
Analysts research, analyze and report on different trends. Using either publicly available or collected data, analysts attempt to draw insights that can be used to create actionable strategies in different industries. Analysts may be called to be flexible and work across various industries, with different types of datasets, and may be required to spend a significant amount of time creating and delivering reports.
Analysts require a Bachelor's degree in mathematics, business, marketing, computer science, or related fields. A Master's degree in business administration (MBA), marketing, mathematics, computer science or related fields may be preferred. Analysts benefit from having distinct communication and research skills. This role also requires individuals who are detail-oriented and self-motivated.
Principal Analyst Salaries
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Principal Analyst Career Path
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