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New Post 1/14/2022 4:11 PM
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Starting Data Analyst career with an unrelated degree? 

Hi There,

I am about to start my Data Analytics Boot Camp study to get a certificate; but since my degree is not related to this field (Master's degree in Agriculture) I wonder what my chances are to get a job?

New Post 9/25/2023 5:19 AM
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Re: Starting Data Analyst career with an unrelated degree? 
Modified By Chris Adams  on 9/25/2023 9:05:09 AM)

Yes, it is possible to start a Data Analyst career with an unrelated degree. Many data analytics jobs require a minimum of a bachelor's degree 1, but it can be in any subject. Employers often value skills and experience more than the specific degree. Here are some steps you can take to start a Data Analyst career with an unrelated degree:

  1. Gain relevant experience: Look for opportunities to gain experience in data analysis, even if it's not in a professional setting. You can work on personal projects, participate in online courses or boot camps, or contribute to open-source projects to build your skills and showcase your abilities.

  2. Develop technical skills: Data Analysts need strong technical skills, including proficiency in programming languages like Python or R, data manipulation and analysis using tools like SQL, and data visualization using tools like Tableau or Power BI. Take online courses or tutorials to develop these skills.

  3. Build a portfolio: Create a portfolio of data analysis projects to demonstrate your skills and experience. Include projects that showcase your ability to gather, clean, analyze, and visualize data. Make sure to highlight the insights and conclusions you derived from the data.

  4. Network and seek mentorship: Attend industry events, join professional organizations, and connect with professionals in the field. Networking can help you learn about job opportunities and gain insights from experienced Data Analysts. Seek mentorship from professionals who can guide you in your career transition.

  5. Obtain relevant certifications: While not always necessary, certifications can help validate your skills and knowledge in data analysis. Consider obtaining certifications in relevant areas such as SQL, data visualization, or specific analytics tools.

  6. Apply for entry-level positions: Look for entry-level Data Analyst positions or internships that are open to candidates with unrelated degrees. Highlight your transferable skills, relevant experience, and your passion for data analysis in your job applications and interviews.

Remember, starting a Data Analyst career with an unrelated degree may require some extra effort to gain the necessary skills and experience. However, with determination, continuous learning, and a strong portfolio, you can successfully transition into the field of data analysis.

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