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An analyst is an individual who performs analysis of a topic. The term may refer to one of the following professions:

Accounting, business and finance
  • Accounting analyst, an accounting analyst evaluates and interprets public company financial statements
  • Business analyst, an employee who examines the needs and concerns of clients and stakeholders to determine where potential problems and opportunities lie, known also as a Business Systems Analyst in business
  • Cost analyst, an employee who analyzes business operations to determine which courses of action are most efficacious in business
  • Financial analyst, an individual who analyzes securities and business equity in economics and finance
  • Industry analyst, an individual who performs market research on segments of specific industries toward the identification of trends in business and finance
  • Marketing analyst, a person who analyzes price, customer, competitor and economic data to help companies
  • Quantitative analyst applies mathematical techniques to investment banking, especially in the fields of risk management, trading and financial derivatives
Other professions
  • Chemical analyst, a person who performs chemical experiments and analyses
  • Color analyst, an individual who, as against a play-by-play announcer, provides analysis and commentary in sports broadcasting
  • Handwriting analyst, a person who performs a personality assessment through handwriting
  • Intelligence analyst, an individual who performs intelligence analysis
  • Mathematical analyst, an individual who focuses in the area of mathematical analysis
  • News analyst, examines, analyses, interprets, and may comment on news received from various sources
  • Psychoanalyst, a practitioner who acts to facilitate understanding of a patient's unconscious mind
  • Public analyst, a qualified chemist appointed by a local authority in the United Kingdom
  • Public policy analyst, an individual who analyzes the effect of public policies with respect to their goals
  • Systems analyst, an individual who analyzes technical design and functional design for software development
  • Web metrics analyst, an individual who examines trends and patterns in the use and expansion of the World Wide Web in webometrics

It may also refer to:

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