Can a Data Analyst Become a Business Analyst?


Can a Data Analyst become a Business Analyst? Short answer – yes.

I’ll look at why a data analyst can become a business analyst and how someone can make this transition. We’ll look at training, skills, and how to take this data to business analyst career path.

If you’ve seen my video about business analyst vs data analyst roles, you’re already familiar with some of the differences between the jobs.

Business analysts analyze the organization, processes, systems, or a problem from a business lens. Data analytics is a portion of this work, but always as a means to an end. That is – a business analyst uses data to help support business decisions and changes.

So what do you need to do to move from a data analyst to a business analyst job?

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Comment List

  • The Career Force
    January 19, 2021

    Hi Jen, 🙂 can I ask? Should the business analyst to know programs language?

  • The Career Force
    January 19, 2021

    Thanks for the information. I am a student and have an interest in Business Analyst. I would like you to be my mentor.

  • The Career Force
    January 19, 2021

    Thanks for the video!

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