Why learn Excel?
Microsoft Excel is the industry standard spreadsheet program used for data calculations, analysis, visualization, and much more. It can be programmed to access external databases and is an excellent tool for data modeling, statistics, and financial calculations. With Excel, you can use built-in functions to quickly and easily perform common tasks. Proficiency in Excel is usually required for accounting, business analytics, data analysis, and statistics jobs.
According to Burning Glass, >2M job postings require Microsoft Excel as a skill. A range of functional job titles require this skill, such as Manager, Accountant, Financial Analyst, or Management Analyst. Whether you’re in healthcare, IT, finance, business intelligence, or computer science, Excel skills are extremely marketable in almost every industry. They consistently rank near the top of the list of most important skills to add to your CV.
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