data system analysis, managment and graphic setupAnalytical Skills: Data analysts work with large amounts of data: facts, figures, and number crunching. You will need to see through the data and analyze it to find conclusions. Communication Skills: Data analysts are often called to present their findings, or translate the data into an understandable document. You will need to write and speak clearly, easily communicating complex ideas. Critical Thinking: Data analysts must look at the numbers, trends, and data and come to new conclusions based on the findings. Attention to Detail: Data is precise. Data analysts have to make sure they are vigilant in their analysis to come to correct conclusions. Math Skills: Data analysts need math skills to estimate numerical data.