Making Sense of Job titles in Analytics

J. Cleary; Deborah Silver*

Associate Director, PSM Program; Executive Director, PSM Program, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

There are many job titles in the burgeoning field of Data Analytics, but how are these titles defined? What skills do job seekers need to develop to be a Business Intelligence Analyst, a Data Scientist, a Data Engineer, or another of the multiplying job titles in the field? Students - as well as many employers- are asking these questions. The answer, it turns out, is difficult to find. Sure, there are articles and blog posts that propose distinct definitions for these jobs, but do these articles reflect observable trends in the job market?