Data Analyst vs Business Analyst | Which Is Right For You?

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Business Analysts and Data Analysts are some of the most sought after jobs in the data world. Both share similar work, but the responsibilities can be quite different. Let’s take a look at these two positions and see which one is right for you!
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47 Comments
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      Di Wang
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      Thank you!

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      Uri Balsam
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      I disagree. I think in real life it’s the same exact job

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      Michael Slotter
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      I want the job that pays the most but has the least amount of responsibility.

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      mgmzero
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      What if someone has a business background and obtains the skills of a data analyst? That’s what I’m doing right now, I have degrees in business and I’m currently learning data analyst’s tools and knowledge.

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      Chenelle H.
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      Are business analyst and business intelligence analyst the same role?

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      Peace Ileboh
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      Please can some recommend business analysis skill

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      Kelvin
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      I realized that the secret to making a million is making better investment. I always tell myself you don't need that new Car or that vacation just yet and that mindset helps me make more money invest:ng. For example last year I invested 70k in blue chip stocks and cryptos (with the help of my advisor of course) and made about 380k, but guess what? I put it back and traded with his again and now I'm rounding up close to a million. Delayed gratification always pays off

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      pokpokpok
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      well… I pretty much do all the responsibilities you mentioned, so what am I? Data Business Analyst??? 🙂

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      hassan nazari
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      I'm sorry are you saying Anal-Lyst

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      Tom Clarke
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      Or you could just hire an data analyst that has social skills as opposed to the stereotypical introvert data nerd. 😂

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      Gary Davis
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      A nice short video, thank you. What would you say are the difference between a data analyst and a data scientist?

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      Alessandro Ardu
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      But do not these requirements for a data analyst position or for a data scientist? Skills like Azure/AWS for example…

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      Steve Acheampong-Quaicoe
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      Hi Alex, i have a Bachelors in ICT and a Masters in IT Management. i have
      project Management experience, worked as a technical sales man and also IT Technical support. I want to be an Analyst and need advise if my background will be better suited to a Business Analyst or Data Analyst. Thank You.

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      Jian Carlo Chua
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      I have these both skillset.. Sometimes, I am comparing which is better for me to pursue. But for me both are fine. Maybe the factor also based what is more in demand based on the corporate world needs.

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      Elle
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      Thank you for this video 😃

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      Juan Martinez
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      Thank you. That was was very informative.

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      Strawbearry
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      Thank you for this, I'm a BA who wants to switch to a DA in a few months, so this helps me think of how to make my resume look more appealing.

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      Emma Nuel
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      I have tech skills like R, python, SQL, power BI, MSvDynamics 365 but I will like to work as a Business analyst first before switching to a Data Analyst along the line. Really need to understand business processes and be able to translate customers needs to a data analytics problem. Have a BSc in business information systems.

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      Azz-edine El-montaser
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      is this salary to e spent in USA or where? 35k for bachelor degree is very bad

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      Latoya McFadden
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      Unfortunately job titles dont match job descriptions because of who writes the job description and also who is managing the employees. Business analyst and system analyst can be the same when management does not define the appropriate role and functions of those doing the job.

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      Nept & Plu
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      who comes up with the KPIs?

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      Marvin Gorospe
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      So when you say Data Analyst analyzes data, you mean do statistical analysis on the data?

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      Jacobs
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      a Question sitting in my head for months, explained under 4 minutes

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      ATheGoat
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      Where does a major in Data science fall under ?

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      chckesqures
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      Do u think master's in b.a or d.a is worth the fees
      I have a bachelor's in mechanical

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      Digvijay Parmar
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      And mine course name is business data analysis 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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      Real deenow Ahmad
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      Hello

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      Muugii MB
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      Thank you for the brief and really informative content. I just finished my first ever data related course “IBM Data Science Certificate” on Coursera. But I’m not confident enough to start a new career. What should I learn next to become confident enough? Thanks in advance

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      MS ANW
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      This is good; thanks.

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      Viorel Matei
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      Started with a 1 year course of Business Analyst and I’ll follow it up with Data Analyst. These 2 fields experience a severe shortage of staff in Europe.

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      Bryan Booth
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      Thank you for your post. And you are spot on. I am a clinical business system analyst lead. and part of our requirements are creating the business requirements, functional requirements and non functional requirements. We do not solution that is for the data Analysts. However in Dallas the mid level is around 75k I am at 117K. However I am the clinical lead and been performing this roll starting in 2006. Again thank you for the post

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      ThePrettyeyes341
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      I'm looking at a post grad that combines both business analytics and data science. I'm looking to get out of nursing and maximize my income . I'm worried because I have the personality of a Dominatrix but I want to be able to get along with people. I just can't tolerate them for very long.

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      ThePrettyeyes341
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      I'm worried about getting into this because I can't tolerate people for very long.

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      Dhananjay Chopade
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      Aye, goldberg senpai…..😅🙃

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      DuragSenpai
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      Are there any certifications for Business Analyst? I currently have my lean belt and am looking to adding analytics to complement them.

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      Jasmine Frink
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      Thank you for this video

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      Divyesh Sheth
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      Any course for business analyst ??? That can be done ..?

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      Peter Ukwadinamor
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      Possible to get into this with a bsc in accounting?

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      Norman Jackson
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      You can acctually take courses in these courses you dont need to go to university

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      Håvard
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      Many business schools teach their students R/Python, Tableau/Power BI, Data Modeling, and Excel as part of their business analytics major. Just thought I should let you know since your Skills slide could make you think otherwise. Great video and thanks for explaining the difference!

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      Blue_Diamond1994
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      Hey Alex thanks a lot for this video, really informative and perfect timing as I have recently graduated and want to enter the market. I am currently trying to learn SQL, as I worked only with Python and R during my master's in Business Administration. You have basically assisted with my decision to focus more on Business Analyst positions. My question is where would you suggest to start with mastering SQL assuming you were a sort of newbie like myself. So far I have had trouble with that, only watched some videos on YouTube and even finding the right version (I work with a MacBook Pro) has been a challenge. Would highly appreciate your input. Thanks in any case!

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      Kurniwanbudi Harjo
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      aku nyasar cok😭btw perasaan gw beliau dokter deh,kenapa jadi ganti profesi🗿

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      Weerapong Sriboon
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      Can a bachelor's degree in sociology work as a Data analyst or Business analyst?

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      Diana Tall
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      Great and brief explanation! Thanks!

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      LSU_337
      May 11, 2022 02:42 am Reply

      Alex, I am 2 weeks away from a learning program at TAMU. A 6 month training program to earn certificates towards Data Analytics. I’m super excited and nervous. I will continue to watch your videos for direction and information. Thank you brother for the inspiration

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