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Working As A Data Consultant

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • $88,016

    Average Salary

What Does A Data Consultant Do At Principal Financial Group

* Are you a marketing professional with a strong passion for data analytics? Leverage your strong consulting and data experience by joining our team as a Marketing Data Consultant!The Marketing Data Consultant will provide insight and execute data strategies and systems for business unit products and services that aligns business unit strategic goals, is cost effective, and efficient
* Additional responsibilities may include:Develop proactive data strategies and present recommendations to leadership and identified audiences regarding the market, competition, and our position in the market place
* Lead project team members to thoroughly develop and maintain processes or systems in accordance with scheduled target dates
* Effectively utilize complex computer programs to mine data sources providing relevant information in an easily consumable manner
* Complete accurate and timely metrics and reporting.
* Research, analyze, and validate the primary source(s) for definitive data and completeness to feed metrics associated with Retirement Investment Services

What Does A Data Consultant Do At Accenture

* Client-facing interaction including providing analyses, recommendations, presentations and advice to clients.
* Adapts existing methods and procedures to create possible alternative solutions to moderately complex problems.
* Understands the strategic direction set by senior management as it relates to team goals.
* Uses considerable judgment to determine solution and seeks guidance on complex problems.
* Primary upward interaction is with direct supervisor.
* May interact with peers and/or management levels at a client and/or within Accenture.
* Determines methods and procedures on new assignments with guidance.
* Decisions often impact the team in which they reside.
* Project-based analytics including but not limited to: Predictive Analytics, Comparative Effectiveness Analysis, Program Evaluation, Multi
* Channel Attribution, Digital Analytics, Big Data Analytics, Optimization, Demand Forecasting, Customer Segmentation, Customer Analytic Record

What Does A Data Consultant Do At Kaiser Permanente

* Leads, makes significant contributions, and/or provides technical leadership to high visibility projects to identify and resolve issues of strategic importance to the organization.
* Interfaces regularly with senior management to produce timely and valuable results.
* Directs the development of outcomes and process measures, including technical specifications, to enable population measurement, guideline implementation, and evaluation.
* Builds and maintains complex statistical SAS routines using macros, vendor software, and software written by self and others.
* Tests and maintains data integrity across multiple databases (internal SAS, DB2, VSAM; external: Adobe, Excel, SAS parsing routines, COBOL).
* Builds sophisticated statistical models and forecasting tools using these databases.
* Designs and enhances databases.
* Designs menu systems that are effective and user-friendly.
* Develops reports with accurate, easy to read, useful information that satisfies the client's needs.
* Designs and generates tracking and monitoring tools.
* Designs research plans for data gathering and analysis.
* Participates significantly in interpreting analyses and developing action plans accordingly.
* Defines and frames complex multi-dimensional healthcare issues and develops time tables/processes for decision making.
* Translates needs, issues, and ideas into effective strategies and action plans.
* Formulates specific implementation plans and evaluates the effectiveness of actions/programs implemented.
* Develops creative alternative solutions.
* Works closely with IT and outside partners (and physicians for SCPMG departments).
* Sets the strategic direction of projects.
* Determines goals and priorities with team, clients, or project management sponsors (when appropriate).
* May coordinate team/project activities and schedules.
* May establish team membership and project participants, provide leadership to multi-disciplinary project teams, as well as manage work of outside consultants when used.
* Communicates results/recommendations to project sponsors, clients, and various senior level audiences (including physicians for SCPMG departments).
* May participate in the development and management of the department, including coaching and recruiting for consultants/analysts and other departmental activities

What Does A Data Consultant Do At Job Juncture, Inc.

* Develop advanced algorithms that solve problems of large dimensionality in a computationally efficient and statistically effective manner;
* Execute and teach application of statistical and data mining techniques (e.g. hypothesis testing, machine learning and retrieval processes) on large, unstructured data sets to identify trends, figures and other relevant information;
* Lead conversations with clients and otherstakeholders to effectively integrate and communicate analysis findings;
* Evaluate emerging datasets and technologies and help define our analytic platform;
* Own development of select assets/accelerators that create scale;
* Contribute to thought leadership through research and publication;
* Guide and manage project teams of Associates/Associate Consultants.
* Excellent data science opportunity with a growing team

What Does A Data Consultant Do At The Hartford

* Applies functional knowledge and techniques necessary to draw out data and analytics business requirements completely and accurately from stakeholders.
* Performs requirements planning, monitoring and requirements management.
* Independently performs data analysis, data discovery and data profiling using industry standard querying tools to support business requirements development that are complete, clear, unambiguous, well written and appropriate to audience. 
* Maintains Data mapping documents, Bus Matrix and other Data Design artifacts that define business data requirements and transformation rules. 
* Act as liaison and advisor/consultant between the business and IT stakeholders.  
* Performs and aid functional testing  
* Structure and drive working and informational sessions that promote collaboration, synergy, and achieve desired outcomes. 
* Understands the scope of the project and helps resolve scope questions and issues related to own work. 
* Handles moderate level root cause analysis of business data issues and provides technical data guidance on  issues 
* Helps resolve scope questions and issues

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How To Become A Data Consultant

Most management analysts have at least a bachelor’s degree. The Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation may improve job prospects.


A bachelor’s degree is the typical entry-level requirement for management analysts. However, some employers prefer to hire candidates who have a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).

Few colleges and universities offer formal programs in management consulting. However, many fields of study provide a suitable education because of the range of areas that management analysts address. Common fields of study include business, management, economics, political science and government, accounting, finance, marketing, psychology, computer and information science, and English.

Analysts also routinely attend conferences to stay up to date on current developments in their field.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

The Institute of Management Consultants USA (IMC USA) offers the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation to those who meet minimum levels of education and experience, submit client reviews, and pass an interview and exam covering the IMC USA’s code of ethics. Management consultants with a CMC designation must be recertified every 3 years. Management analysts are not required to get certification, but it may give jobseekers a competitive advantage.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many analysts enter the occupation with several years of work experience. Organizations that specialize in certain fields typically try to hire candidates who have experience in those areas. Typical work backgrounds include experience in management, human resources, and information technology. 


As consultants gain experience, they often take on more responsibility. At the senior level, consultants may supervise teams working on more complex projects and become more involved in seeking out new business. Those with exceptional skills may eventually become partners in their consulting organization and focus on attracting new clients and bringing in revenue. Senior consultants who leave their consulting company often move to senior management positions at nonconsulting organizations.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Management analysts must be able to interpret a wide range of information and use their findings to make proposals.

Communication skills. Management analysts must be able to communicate clearly and precisely in both writing and speaking. Successful analysts also need good listening skills to understand the organization’s problems and propose appropriate solutions.

Interpersonal skills. Management analysts must work with managers and other employees of the organizations where they provide consulting services. They should work as a team toward achieving the organization’s goals. 

Problem-solving skills. Management analysts must be able to think creatively to solve clients’ problems. Although some aspects of different clients’ problems may be similar, each situation is likely to present unique challenges for the analyst to solve.

Time-management skills. Management analysts often work under tight deadlines and must use their time efficiently to complete projects on time.

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Data Consultant Career Paths

Data Consultant
Hadoop Developer Data Warehouse Developer Business Intelligence Developer
Business Intelligence Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Data Architect Solutions Architect Program Manager
Chief Information Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Management Consultant Senior Consultant Solutions Architect
Customer Relationship Management Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Data Analyst- Senior Business Analyst Senior Manager
Director Of Analytics
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Data Architect Lead Data Architect Senior Manager
Director Of Enterprise Architecture
14 Yearsyrs
Senior ETL Developer Lead Developer Senior Consultant
Director Of Information
10 Yearsyrs
Database Administrator Senior Software Engineer
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Senior ETL Developer Lead Technician Systems Administrator
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Lead Consultant Project Manager Product Manager
Product Management Director
12 Yearsyrs
Business Consultant Senior Business Analyst Finance Manager
Reporting Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Database Administrator Information Technology Manager Director Of Information
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
13 Yearsyrs
Business Consultant Business Development Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Senior Human Resources Consultant
9 Yearsyrs
Lead Consultant Business Analyst Information Technology Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Program Manager
Senior Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Management Consultant Information Technology Consultant Information Systems Manager
Senior Manager-Systems
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Project Manager
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Data Architect Architect Senior Project Manager
Senior Technical Program Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Hadoop Developer Senior Java Developer Solutions Architect
Solutions Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Data Architect Senior Database Administrator Information Technology Manager
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Data Analyst- Senior Consultant Technical Director
Vice President, Technology
11 Yearsyrs
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  • Spanish

  • French

  • Portuguese

  • German

  • Chinese

  • Swedish

  • Vietnamese

  • Thai

  • Tamil

  • Italian

  • Japanese

  • Swahili

  • Mandarin

  • Korean

  • Danish

  • Catalan

  • Russian

  • Navajo

  • Braille

  • Cantonese

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Real Data Consultant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Analytical Data Consultant MUFG Union Bank, N.A. San Francisco, CA Jun 27, 2016 $138,362
Senior Data Consultant Kaiser Foundation Hospitals Oakland, CA Nov 10, 2014 $133,593
Senior Data Consultant Kaiser Foundation Hospitals Oakland, CA Dec 02, 2014 $133,593
Senior Data Consultant Kaiser Foundation Hospitals Oakland, CA Nov 22, 2014 $133,593
Healthcare Executive Data Consultant Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, PC Rockville, MD May 21, 2015 $125,000
Senior Data Consultant The Advisory Board Company Washington, DC Aug 19, 2016 $123,662
Senior Data Consultant The Advisory Board Company Philadelphia, PA Sep 28, 2016 $123,662
Data Consultant (Director Level) The Advisory Board Company Washington, DC Dec 19, 2014 $122,886
Executive Data Consultant Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, PC Rockville, MD Dec 03, 2015 $121,701 -
Senior Data Consultant Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, PC Rockville, MD Mar 11, 2014 $120,000
Senior Analytical Data Consultant MUFG Union Bank, N.A. San Francisco, CA Sep 29, 2014 $120,000
Senior Data Migration Consultant Data Migration Resources Inc. Skillman, NJ Jun 09, 2016 $120,000
Lead Data Consultant Experian Information Solutions, Inc. Costa Mesa, CA Jan 16, 2015 $119,533
Data Migration Consultant Backoffice Associates, LLC Collegeville, PA Nov 01, 2015 $116,000 -
Plan To Make Data Consultant IBM India Private Limited Florham Park, NJ Oct 20, 2014 $98,644
Expert Data Consultant Allscripts Healthcare, LLC Atlanta, GA Apr 22, 2014 $97,850
Data Migration Consultant Utopia Global, Inc. Secaucus, NJ Nov 20, 2013 $95,000
Senior Big Data Consultant The Intersect Group, LLC Atlanta, GA Aug 12, 2013 $95,000
Expert Data Consultant Allscripts Healthcare, LLC Atlanta, GA Jul 01, 2013 $95,000
Expert Data Consultant Allscripts Healthcare, LLC Valrico, FL Jul 01, 2013 $95,000
Data Migration Consultant Backoffice Associates, LLC Saint Paul, MN May 01, 2013 $93,000 -
Data Migration Consultant Backoffice Associates, LLC Saint Paul, MN Mar 01, 2014 $93,000 -
SAP Data Reporting Consultant Black & Veatch Corporation Philadelphia, PA Feb 04, 2015 $76,856 -
Statistician/Data Analysis Consultant Megaputer Intelligence Inc. Bloomington, IN Jul 20, 2015 $75,000
SR. Data Migration Consultant Data Migration Resources, Inc. Omaha, NE Apr 26, 2013 $75,000 -
Data Migration Consultant Backoffice Associates, LLC Melville, NY Sep 05, 2014 $75,000
Senior Data Stage Consultant Arvyn Technologies Inc. Quincy, MA Apr 29, 2016 $75,000

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Top Skills for A Data Consultant


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Top Data Consultant Skills

  1. Pl/Sql
  2. Data Extraction
  3. ETL
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed PL/SQL (Oracle 8i) scripts for the testing of the reports.
  • Worked with Data Extraction team to address the issues & exceptions caught in DS during conversion process.
  • Report design, user liaison, ETL development, and data mining development.
  • Develop and plan implementation procedures with school district superintendents and administrators.
  • Employed data transforms to validate, enrich and load data from legacy systems into a Materials Forecasting System.

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