Business Intelligence Analysts

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

Median Annual Wage: $83,410

Education: Bachelor's degree (58%); Master's degree (33%); Some college, no degree (4%)

Projected Growth: Slower than average (3% to 7%)

Related Job Titles: Intelligence Analyst; Business Intelligence Analyst; Business Intelligence Manager; Commercial Intelligence Manager; Competitive Intelligence Analyst; Director of Enterprise Strategy; Director of Market Intelligence; Consultant, Strategic Business and Technology Intelligence; Director, Global Intelligence; Manager, Market Intelligence

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Business Intelligence Analysts.

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  • Synthesize current business intelligence or trend data to support recommendations for action.
  • Communicate with customers, competitors, suppliers, professional organizations, or others to stay abreast of industry or business trends.
  • Manage timely flow of business intelligence information to users.
  • Collect business intelligence data from available industry reports, public information, field reports, or purchased sources.
  • Identify and analyze industry or geographic trends with business strategy implications.
  • Analyze technology trends to identify markets for future product development or to improve sales of existing products.
  • Generate standard or custom reports summarizing business, financial, or economic data for review by executives, managers, clients, and other stakeholders.
  • Identify or monitor current and potential customers, using business intelligence tools.
  • Maintain or update business intelligence tools, databases, dashboards, systems, or methods.
  • Maintain library of model documents, templates, or other reusable knowledge assets.
  • Create business intelligence tools or systems, including design of related databases, spreadsheets, or outputs.
  • Conduct or coordinate tests to ensure that intelligence is consistent with defined needs.
  • Disseminate information regarding tools, reports, or metadata enhancements.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Business Intelligence Analysts.

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Business Intelligence Analysts.

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