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Sample: Specific Job Skills for data analyst

Database professionals like sql developer, reporting analysts in Crystal Reports, Sql Reporting services and sql programmers can enter into new promising field of healthcare data analysts by following the job descriptions in this field. Following is the sample job description from – The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) published on Jan 2010.

Data profeDemonstrated experience and expertise with SAS programming language required.
Demonstrated experience using advanced Excel features and techniques required. Demonstrated experience in analysis and presentation of data required. Experience working with a variety of information systems and data files, including large and complex files: analyzing file structure, using and creating file layouts, transforming raw data into finished products. Familiarity with various types and sources of health care information, including financial and patient-level data files.

Familiarity with Washington State Comprehensive Hospital Abstract Reporting System (CHARS) desirable.
Experience with database application development (e.g., Microsoft Access) desirable. Strong communication skills, both written and spoken. Comfortable working independently, with experience working in a team environment. Skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with WSHA members and staff. Physical ability to use computer hardware and software required. Ability to read, write, speak and understand English required. Educational, Experience and/or Licensing Requirements

Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant field.
Undergraduate or graduate coursework in statistics, data analysis, research methods.
2-5 years experience in data analysis, decision support, including demonstrated proficiency with analytical software.