How to use your skills to launch a career in data science

Monash University Online

By Monash University Online
Thursday, 14 September, 2017

There has been much hype around big data and data scientists, with the Harvard Business Review naming it the “Sexiest Job of the 21st century”. Vast amounts of data are being created every day and companies around the world are in need of professionals who can manage it, analyse it and turn it into information that management can use to make effective decisions for the business.

If you are thinking about a career change into this in-demand industry, there are many data science programs available that focus on different areas. Some are more suitable for aspiring data engineers, while others focus more on business analyst skills. The program you choose will depend on your experience, qualifications and the type of data science area you want to move into.

If you already possess a bachelor’s degree in information technology or skills in an area such as programming, databases, mathematics or statistics, Monash University Online offers the Graduate Diploma of Data Science. The course has a technical focus that will give you skills in data wrangling, analysis and management. This infographic will give you a clear idea of the skills you will develop, the pathways into the course depending on your background, and the various career prospects it will give you.

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