Today, Microsoft Excel may very well be the most used business software on the market. It has broad applications, from simple data entry to complex problem solving, that are used to make important business decisions. Thus the trademark green “X” for Excel is synonymous with money, and in fact most of the data being shuffled around an Excel spreadsheet really just boils down to dollars and cents in profit.
Microsoft estimates that 5 – 10% of Excel users are using the more complex features of the application to create business insights, and these formula and function gurus can be considered programmers of sorts. It’s no surprise these “Excel programmers” are earning more than their colleagues. So if you like problem solving, data analysis, and the idea of making some big bucks, you may want to study up and become an Excel power user.
In short, if you understand how to use Excel and create valuable insights for your company, you will be a valued employee, and can expect to be compensated accordingly. While it would be pretty hard to become an Excel power user overnight, you can learn our online Excel courses. If you are looking to learn the more advanced features we also have online Excel courses available, so don’t wait. Pick a course and start getting skilled up!