PURSUING A CAREER IN INFORMATION QUALITY: THE JOB OF
THE DATA QUALITY ANALYST
Previous research on the skills needed by data quality professionals have focused on Information Systems (IS) curriculum standards, survey input from Information Quality (IQ) professionals, and the training required by related disciplines such as database and quality management. In this paper, Internet-posted job descriptions for the position of data quality analysts are examined. The purpose of this analysis is to determine the requirements and responsibilities expected by organizations seeking to fill this position. Such knowledge should prove useful to IQ educators looking to enhance the content of their courses so as to meet the needs of individuals interested in pursuing an IQ career as a data quality analyst.
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