What does a Project Analyst do?
A project analyst is responsible for the management and development of new projects once data collection, research and analysis are executed. Duties include active research to design new projects and to prepare and present new ideas to improve current processes which impact the business. Information collection is also a part of the job with the need to analyze statistical data, market trends and legislation relevant to projects. Depending on the industry and company, a project analyst may progress into a managerial or executive role.
A bachelor's degree in business or a related field is often required to be a project analyst with some companies expressing a preference to those holding a master's degree. Prior experience of at least two years in the industry as a project analyst is also often required as well. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are necessary to succeed in this position with many good candidates also possessing excellent research and presentation skills.
Project Analyst Salaries
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Project Analyst Insights
“Your life will be good and you can expect some career growth if you get a good project.”
“There not responsive or helpful when the contract was nearing an end for further employment.”
“Work life balance is moderate and depends on client handling skills so don't have any cons.”
“Cognizant is better than infy but not as good as Accenture in terms of salary.”
“It is a safe and healthy place to start your career.”
“Annual Salary compensation is not so good”
“Projects are really great to learn and grow”
“Good workplace to work and enviornment”
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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a project analyst
When working as a project analyst, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Microsoft EXCEL, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Office Suite, Written Communication, and Microsoft Project.
- Technical Project Manager
- Project Coordinator
- Project Manager
- Scrum Master
The most common qualifications to become a project analyst include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.