With increasing demand for professionals with keen analytical skills, Big Data is the new frontier in university studies. As data continues to grow in a wide variety of areas in society, New York and Seattle are leading the way in providing data centers designed to prepare professionally skilled analysts capable of managing large amounts of data that only continue to increase.
Back in 2012, the White House launched the ‘Big Data Research and Development Initiative’ with the aim of “improving our ability to extract knowledge and insights from large and complex collections of digital data, the initiative promises to help solve some of the Nation’s most pressing challenges.”
The President’s initiative will collaborate with various entities to mine and manage data to enhance our lives in the areas of health, education, environmental sustainability, improving the economy and creating more jobs.
Big Data is spurring the creation of more centers for data science and studies. Those who are interested can get in on a cutting edge discipline where analytical skills in data management and organization are in growing demand. Here in Texas, programs in Data Analytics are offered at Texas A&M, University of Texas Austin and University of North Texas.
We are currently witnessing a data explosion. Data analysis skills are marketable and could help build an exciting career in digital data collection and utilization. Job opportunities in this field are abundant. In the United States alone, there is a shortage of analytical experts needed to meet the demand. A career in this field could be both personally rewarding and a catalyst to better understanding the world around us.