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Role of a Research Analyst

21 Mar 2015

Role of a Research Analyst

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What does a Research Analyst do?

  • Research, obviously.
  • A bit of analysis.
  • Collecting information and then selling it to clients.
  • Work on spreadsheets

Skill Sets:

  • Excel skills
  • The ability to write well
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong math and analytical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Decision making and solving problems


Educational Background

  • Research analysts are generally required to have at least a bachelor’s degree into business and economics to computer science and engineering to operations research and management science.
  • Though any specific professional degree is not required for research analysts but many earn graduate degrees to enhance their professional credentials.

Types of Research Analyst roles:

  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Research or Industry Analyst
  • Search engines
  • Social networks
  • IT/Software
  • Financial institutions
  • The health care
  • Engineering companies Oil industry
  • Retail
  • Telecom/Mobile analytics
  • Marketing agencies
  • Data science vendors
  • Environment, utilities government and defense
  • Manufacturing
  • BPO / KPO

They appear in all sectors

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