Business Intelligence Analysts

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Business Intelligence Analyst, Competitive Intelligence Analyst, Market Intelligence Consultant, Strategic Business and Technology Intelligence Consultant

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What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • Generate standard or custom reports summarizing business, financial, or economic data for review by executives, managers, clients, and other stakeholders.
  • Synthesize current business intelligence or trend data to support recommendations for action.
  • Maintain library of model documents, templates, or other reusable knowledge assets.


Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


  • management

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics


Basic Skills

  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

People and Technology Systems

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it



  • communicate by writing
  • read and understand what is written

Ideas and Logic

  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems


  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide


People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Persistence


You might use software like this on the job:

Development environment software

  • Apache Kafka Hot Technology
  • Go Hot Technology

Data base user interface and query software

  • Airtable
  • IBM DB2 Hot Technology

Web platform development software

  • Django Hot Technology
  • Microsoft ASP.NET Hot Technology


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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