Data science is simply the practice of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data — aided by technology. It is possible to become a data analyst without a formal degree in IT, Computer Science or statistics. Here are three steps:

 

  1. Desire:It is said that study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in. All you need to gain data analyst experience is the desire.
  2. Certificate Program:Most data analyst are self taught or take a class or training in data analysis. A class of 5 days is sufficient to gain the knowledge you need.
  3. Practice: As it is with mastering any subject, regular practice will launch you into advancing your career and there are several career options to choose from such as data analyst, data miner, big data engineer, business intelligence reporting professional, statistician or project manager. “