What does a Data Specialist do?

Data specialists are information technology experts who analyze, collect, sort, and create testable electronic data and information systems. They compile data regularly to create reports they provide to upper management or present at board meetings to aid in decision-making. They consult with others who utilize this data in other projects. Data specialists oversee the entire conversion process well information transfers from paper to an electronic data system. They research data sources to verify the validity of the information and might be responsible for designing a database for a specific client to use.

Data specialists train clients in using new data storage and retrieval systems, databases, and software. They analyze a client's existing network and create programs to improve or enhance it. Sometimes they design the database or software program needed to convert the client’s data. They must consistently report a conversion program’s progress to their clients and cover workflow and workflow disruption, exceptions, costs, and analysis results. Data specialists also maintain a database and answer questions users might have regarding the system. Data specialists need a minimum bachelor's degree in computer science or information science.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.8 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Data Specialist Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹7,53,897 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: ₹8L
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Data Specialist Career Path

Learn how to become a Data Specialist, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Northeastern UniversityNortheastern University
Data Researcher
17 Jun 2020

“It was a great experience and he gave me full freedom to express my thoughts on the COVID”

Data Dominatrix
29 May 2020

“It feels really great to spend your time and effort doing something that makes a real difference to real people.”

Data Sienctist
3 Sep 2020

“Health insurance is not top notch and its full of hassle to claim any expense.”

TCS e-Serve InternationalTCS e-Serve International
Data Specialist
13 Jul 2021

“It is not really a good salary and growing expectations are not met with salary growing.”

Sunrise SystemsSunrise Systems
Data Wrangler
27 Dec 2019

“It was great working for sunrise systems as my first job helped me boost my career!!”

Here Solution
Spatial Data Specialist II
30 Aug 2020

“Full of politics if u really are career oriented one then this is not the correct option”

Recruit Professional ServicesRecruit Professional Services
Data Migration Specialist
8 Oct 2019

“I have been working with Recruit Professional Services for close to 5 years and they are an excellent team to work with!”

TriWest Healthcare AllianceTriWest Healthcare Alliance
Provider Data Specialist
21 Dec 2020

“This review was written for a while but I wanted to submit this MONTHS after I found a new job.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a data specialist

When working as a data specialist, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are MIS, Audit, Excellent Organizational, Effective Communication and Programming Languages.

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The most common qualifications to become a data specialist is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.