Data Analyst newsletter, November 2023

Data Analyst newsletter, November 2023

Happy Mariah Carey Day, ACAPT hiring a part-time data analyst, and a Crossover episode

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Mariah Carey Day
Mariah Carey Day

Hi everyone, happy Mariah Carey day
With Halloween behind us, we're now officially entering the "All I want for Christmas is a performance bonus" period. has now been live for just over 10 months, and we've brought over 1,450 hand curated data analyst jobs onto the site - all of them including a salary range.

Now, there are 3 things I'd like to share with you today.

  1. We have partnered with The American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT), who are looking for a part-time data analyst
  2. Crossover - Day in the Life of a Business Analyst with Grace
  3. October 2023 - Data Analyst job Market Summary in the United States

If you've applied to a job and are in the interview process, wishing you good luck and please let me know how it goes!

Hope you enjoy the read, and as always - please do share your ideas, thoughts and/or if you run across more bugs on the site.

Thank you,


P.S: I'm currently looking for data analysts open to share their career journey, so if you're up for an email based interview, please just hit reply and we'll organise something - would love to get you featured and share your experience with over 2,200 of our readers!

1. The American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) is looking for a part-time data analyst

We've partnered with the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT), who are looking for a part-time data analyst.

The core purpose is to lead physical therapy in the pursuit of academic excellence. ACAPT’s organizational membership includes about 95% of all U.S.- accredited physical therapist programs. They serve and represent the physical therapist educators of nearly 290 institutions.

They are seeking a highly skilled and motivated part-time Data Analyst with expertise in psychometrics to join our dynamic team.

ACAPT’s office is located in Alexandria, Virginia, with space available for this position should you choose to come into the office to work on occasion.

This position may also be fully remote (US based).

2. Day in the Life of a Business Analyst, with Grace

Time for some brutal honesty here right now - the job market is going through an extremely rough period, with new waves of layoffs being announced on a weekly basis, across industries.

This also inevitably translates to the data analyst job market. While the demand for data professionals is growing, so does the qualified data analyst talent pool, making it extremely hard for entry level data analysts to find their way in.

For those on the market looking for a role, consider becoming a business analyst - it can be an excellent alternative if landing a data analyst role proves challenging.

While both roles involve working with data (requiring very strong Excel skills and proficiency in R), business analysts focus more on interpreting and translating data into actionable insights for decision-makers within an organization.

This role requires a strong understanding of business processes, industry trends, and the ability to communicate effectively with various stakeholders.

It's important to remember that positions in business analysis offer valuable experience even for those whose ultimate goal is to become a data analyst. As a business analyst, you get the chance to learn about the business itself, its practices, protocols, and decision-making process.

More importantly, a strong foundation in business analysis can help an individual understand how to apply data insights in real-world scenarios. It's a role that puts more emphasis on how data can influence business outcomes rather than merely focusing on data manipulation and analysis.

So, while it might not be the originally desired role, becoming a business analyst is not only a great alternative, but it may also increase the long-term value to employers later down the line when shifting into a data analyst role.

Want to learn more about what it's like to be a business analyst?

We've just published an interview with Grace, who works as a BA at an inventory management and accounting software business.

Grace talks about her journey from the start of her career, sharing her experiences and insights from 3 different business analyst roles she's worked as.

She's also done brilliantly to summarize the core purpose of a business analyst role:

"The business analyst exists as a bridge between the business and the code.  Their purpose is to ensure that the code reflects the business needs. That means that the BA needs to balance understanding what the business needs and understanding what is possible in the software so that you can keep expectations realistic."

You can read the full interview on, I highly recommend it to everyone, as a lot of her observations are applicable to both data and business analyst roles.  

3. October 2023 - Data Analyst job Market Summary

As you're all used it it by now, we're utilising the data available to bringing you the 10th (October) edition of Market Summary - a deep dive into the data analyst job market, where we can have a look at the job openings and provide you all with insights on the latest hiring trends for the past month in the United States.

Which industries are hiring the most? Are we seeing any salary increases? And what about the remote working trend?

Insights for the Data Analyst job market in the United States, October 2023