Information analyst

Male looking at computer screen

A day as an information analyst

You work at your local NHS hospital, researching facts and figures to check national healthcare standards are being met in your area.

Today, you're researching patient waiting times, gathering facts and statistics from staff reports and computer records. You use a statistical computer program to read the data, so you can easily see patterns and possible data-collection errors. Then you write up patient-waiting-time trends in a report, and check your hospital meets national healthcare standards.

You discover patients are waiting much longer for some treatments than others, and email senior members of staff to make them aware of this trend. You enjoy using your skills to make sure healthcare standards are met, and like working regular 9-5 hours.