Quantitative analyst is an umbrella term referring to a person who gathers and studies data using mathematical or computational methods to better understand a topic. The category can include some kinds of management analysts, financial analysts, cybersecurity analysts, intelligence analysts, quality assurance analysts, and policy analysts. Quantitative analysts are often early career employees, whose work supports senior decision makers. Prospective quantitative analysts typically hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a field such as computer science or statistics. Demand for quantitative analysts has been strong for a decade and is expected to continue to grow as decisions become increasingly data-driven.