Specialist vs. Analyst - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Specialist (adjective)

    Specialised.

  • Specialist (noun)

    Someone who is an expert in, or devoted to, some specific branch of study or research.

  • Specialist (noun)

    A physician whose practice is limited to a particular branch of medicine or surgery.

  • Specialist (noun)

    Any of several non-commissioned ranks corresponding to that of corporal.

  • Specialist (noun)

    An organism that is specialized for a particular environment.

    "The tree Lepidothamnus laxifolius is a high alpine specialist found in high-altitude bog communities and in scrub."

  • Analyst (noun)

    Someone who analyzes.

  • Analyst (noun)

    A mathematician who studies real analysis.

  • Analyst (noun)

    A systems analyst.

  • Analyst (noun)

    A practitioner of psychoanalysis.

  • Analyst (noun)

    A financial analyst; a business analyst.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Specialist (noun)

    a person who concentrates primarily on a particular subject or activity; a person highly skilled in a specific and restricted field

    "the study was undertaken by a market-research specialist"

    "he is a specialist in psychometric testing"

  • Specialist (noun)

    a person highly trained in a particular branch of medicine

    "her doctor thought her allergy was psychosomatic, but he sent her to a specialist"

  • Specialist (adjective)

    possessing or involving detailed knowledge or study of a restricted topic

    "you may require specialist financial advice"

  • Specialist (adjective)

    concentrating on a restricted field, market, or area of activity

    "a specialist electrical shop"

Webster Dictionary

  • Specialist (noun)

    One who devotes himself to some specialty; as, a medical specialist, one who devotes himself to diseases of particular parts of the body, as the eye, the ear, the nerves, etc.

  • Analyst (noun)

    One who analyzes; formerly, one skilled in algebraical geometry; now commonly, one skilled in chemical analysis.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Specialist (noun)

    an expert who is devoted to one occupation or branch of learning

  • Specialist (noun)

    practices one branch of medicine

  • Analyst (noun)

    someone who is skilled at analyzing data

  • Analyst (noun)

    an expert who studies financial data (on credit or securities or sales or financial patterns etc.) and recommends appropriate business actions

  • Analyst (noun)

    a licensed practitioner of psychoanalysis

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