05/01/2021

Categories: Computing, Postgraduate

Why Junior Data Analysts Should Prioritise Self-Improvement

Are you a junior data analyst starting out in your career or a computing graduate with a special interest in Big Data? The MSc Data Analytics and Technologies course at the University of Bolton in Greater Manchester could be for you. Aimed at graduates with a relevant degree or those with five years’ suitable work experience, this master’s programme will help you take your career to the next level. Not only will we give you advanced technical training, but we’ll support your self-improvement journey by developing your soft skills.

Here are just some of the reasons why soft skill development and self-improvement are vital to your career success.

Data analysts are needed everywhere

Data is at the heart of every business or organisation, and graduate data analysts are required in every sector. As a junior data analyst, you may have to work with people from all walks of life, across a range of industries, so having diverse skills and knowledge is a must. Not only will potential employers look for technical excellence, but they’ll be looking for other transferrable skills that will benefit the business.

Soft skills improve your performance

Self-improvement is all about honing your full range of skills, including your soft skills. These include communication, teamwork, people skills and leadership skills. By working on the full spectrum of your skillset, you’ll be able to enhance your performance at work and reach for those all-important job promotion opportunities.

Postgraduate study boosts your earnings

Studying a master’s is a great way to advance your knowledge, and can increase your job prospects. It can even give you better earning power, with Postgraduates earning on average 18% more than first degree holders. Graduate data analyst careers are highly lucrative too, with the most advanced data specialists earning in excess of £100,000 in a single year.

If you’re looking to study at a university that cares about your personal development, enrol at the University of Bolton, located just 15 minutes from the dynamic and metropolitan city of Manchester. We rank No.1 in the UK for Teaching Quality and Student Experience in Computer Science*, and also feature in the Top 50 UK Universities.** Furthermore, students have voted us No.1 for Student Satisfaction for three consecutive years^, so there’s nowhere better to begin your journey into self-improvement.

Enrol in January 2021 to enjoy #UniAsItShouldBe! For full course details, visit our course page.

 

* The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and 2019

** The Guardian University League Tables 2021

^ Complete University Guide in 2021, 2020 and 2019, North West region

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