Data Mining Analyst

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Data mining analysts use their statistical and mathematical expertise to search through large amounts of data to identify patterns and interpret their relevance. They usually work as part of a team who collect, analyse and archive information with particular aims and objectives, these may include but are not limited to:

  • The formation of financial strategies and profit projections in the business and financial sectors
  • Investigating fraud and other criminal activities for intelligence and law enforcement agencies
  • Computer programming and software design

Qualifications in mathematics and statistics, particularly at a post-graduate level, are usually necessary for data mining positions. Also important to many employers is the ability to utilise a variety of software tools and data management systems.