Decision analysts are responsible for organizing and overseeing the development of requirements/resources necessary to meet objectives. They translate recommendation into communication materials to effectively present to all levels of management. They also incorporate visualization techniques to support the analysis's relevant points and ease the understanding for less technical audiences.
Decision analysts earn an average salary of $75,000 annually or $36 per hour. They apply quantitative analysis and interpretation of data using appropriate and established research and statistical methodologies and objectives. Part of their duties includes deriving meaningful conclusions and implications from data to report and present findings and recommendations to clients. They also oversee and control the quality of execution of studies by all parties.
Decision analysts typically hold a bachelor's or master's degree in business, statistics, economics, or other related fields from an accredited university in terms of academic qualifications. They are expected to have some years of proven work experience as a decision analyst or in a similar role. Some employers prefer candidates with solid writing, math, and interpersonal skills.