An industry analyst collects and analyzes data in order to evaluate existing and potential product and service markets. It is their responsibility to identify and monitor competitors and research market conditions or changes in the industry that may affect sales.
Industry analysts in the computer field analyse and report on industry trends for industry or investment publications and brokers. They analyse the performance of companies and advise on opportunities for investment. They recommend which companies to invest in, how much to invest, and whether to increase, hold or sell their stocks.
Industry analysts compile information on the whole industry or on particular companies, and this information is used by investors, economic planners, government agencies and other companies in the industry. They seek investment opportunities in companies and investigate areas such as financing, development of products, market plans, management capabilities, competition and buy-outs of smaller companies. They also check for potential problems in a company such as product portfolios, balance sheets and market share. They usually work in their own offices and make presentations in boardrooms and meeting rooms.
Schooling & School Subjects
National Senior Certificate meeting degree requirements for a degree course
Each institution has its own entry requirements.
Degree: suitable degree such as BCom with subjects such as Information Technology, Business Management, Investment Management, Statistics etc. - most universities
Any of the above