Big data is big business and professionals that have skills in this field are expected to do well in the coming years. Job projections show a 12% growth through 2024, which is about double any other job. If this interests you (and it should), take a look at some of the most in-demand roles in the data sciences today.
#1 Job in the Nation, According to Glassdoor
Data Scientists take the number one spot in the nation for Best Jobs in America right now. Data Scientists gather and analyze digital information, typically working with a team of data analysts to extract actionable insight. Everyone has data these days, but it is the Data Scientist that can slice and dice it so we can use it.
Smart Business Data Experts
Business Intelligence Analysts are the experts in digital analytics that every company needs to help guide their decision-making based on the data at hand. BIA’s troll data constantly looking for trends that can help guide their companies’ efforts to sell more products and services.
Programming the Databases
Database Developers focus on building, maintaining and improving a company’s digital warehouses where they store records. Data can be raw and unorganized in a data lake or meticulously filed in a digital warehouse configuration. The Database Developer works with data both in its raw and organized form.
But Don’t Confuse Database Developers with Administrators
The Database Administrator works with the Database Developer, but the role is different; the Admin manages the database after the Developer creates it. The Database Administrator has a highly important role because corporate data is highly valuable. The Database Administrator is the keeper of this pot of gold.
Engineers Handle the Big Data Sets
Data Engineers design, create and implement programs that create large sets of data. They’re at the core of the data that Data Scientists review and analyze and Business Intelligence Analysts write use cases from.
The Manager of All the Data
The Data Analytics Manager must know business and data as well as have managerial experience. Their job is to make sense of what the numbers show and advise cross-functional teams on what course of action the data is telling them to take.
Finally, the Security Expert
The Data Security Administrator has a big job; keeping all the data safe. Keeping data secure these days is a full-time job, and these professionals are highly aware of the huge costs to companies that allow hackers to steal information. The Data Security Administrator hones and defines the security parameters of a company’s networks, and make sure security measures are communicated with teams.
Blackstone for Data Careers
Blackstone Talent Group has positions in the data fields. If you’re interested in launching your career or would like a change of pace, we have positions available. For employers seeking talent, we can help with that, too. Call now.