An information analyst performs tasks that involve reviewing, extracting, and analyzing information and data on system processes and procedures. This analysis allows an information analyst to create reports that detail trends in performance and processes, as well as recommend any improvements that benefit a company. They deliver presentations to managers and other senior-level employees, ensuring that technical information is delivered in a way non-technical professionals can understand.
This position requires substantial work on computers, and analysts should be proficient with basic computer word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software; the use of other specialized computer software may also be required in certain companies. This position may require working with sensitive information, requiring trustworthiness and discretion on part of the information analyst. This is typically a full-time position in an office setting. Information analysts usually work during business hours, although overtime may be required as deadlines approach. They generally report to upper level management.
A bachelor’s degree in information management, information technology, statistics, or a related field is generally required for this position. At least two to three years of experience in a relevant position is usually needed as well. Information analysts must be detail oriented, work well in a team setting, and have excellent communication skills. They must also be excellent problem solvers and capable of working well with a substantial amount of data and information.
Information Analyst Tasks
Assist users in interpreting their data and provide reports that support their business needs.
Perform user training.
Translate business requirements into technical requirements.
Perform data accuracy and resolve any data Integrity Issues.
Establish communication programs to reach users and maintain user training and materials.