Data analytics is one of the hottest industries of 2020, and many are thinking of learning coding or switching jobs to become a data analyst.
If you're one of these people, read more to find out if you have the traits to succeed as a data analyst, business analyst, data scientist, and other similar coding or analytics related roles.
1. You are detail-oriented (or don't hate double checking your work)
When coding, errors can be caused by different factors; the smallest mistakes (e.g. a missing semicolon, extra space, or improper capitalisation) can create issues for your code, and others (like poor code formatting and management), can slowly accumulate and cause bigger problems down the road.
The nature of coding and programming thus gives detail-oriented individuals a natural advantage when coding and/or analysing data.
But that doesn't mean that you can't be a Data Analyst or Programmer unless you're detail-oriented.
You just need to get used to double checking your work and keeping an eye out for common coding mistakes made by programmers.
Ultimately, this minimises the time wasted and frustrations from your coding project, and is a good practice to have regardless of the programming language you use.