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Jobs in Data Analytics Are Plentiful and Pandemic Proof

by Tracey A. Maine on May 26, 2021

According to an article in the online magazine Analytics Insight by the end of 2021, there will be 3 million job openings in data science.

A data scientist is someone with a college degree in data analytics. Data scientists analyze structured and unstructured data to identify patterns that can help predict marketing trends. Some of the other tasks they perform include:

  • businessman hand working with modern technology and digital layer effect as business strategy conceptFormulating easier methods of analyzing information
  • Discover new market-based opportunities
  • Help businesses to become more efficient
  • Provide businesses with the information they need to grow and expand their services

The article also shares the results of a recent survey done by Analytics Insight. Some of the highlights from the survey are:

  • By 2021 there will be 3,037,809 new job openings in data science worldwide.
  • The global market of Big Data is forecast to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 10.9% from $179.6 billion in 2019 to $301.5 billion in 2023.
  • By 2023, market funding will rise to $4.5 billion from $2.7 billion in 2019 with a CAGR of 13.5% in the same period

Becoming a data scientist also you can find employment in any of the following areas:

  • business documents on office table with smart phone and laptop computer and graph business with social network diagram and two colleagues discussing data in the backgroundIT
  • Government agencies
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail

In addition, this piece states that while many professions suffered as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the data science field had “comparatively fewer lay-offs, salary cuts and furloughs."

How can I enter this field?

Beginning in the Autumn 2021 semester, Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio will begin offering a Data Analytics associate’s degree program.

What skills will you learn in this program?

  1. Analytical skills - Use a wide range of methods, such as forecasting, data mining and statistical analysis to examine and interpret data. Determine the appropriate software packages and understand computer programming languages to design and develop new techniques and models.
  2. business documents on office table with smart phone and digital tablet and graph financial with social network diagram and man working in the backgroundCommunication skills - Presenting data and conclusions to managers and other executives. Communicate technical information to people without a technical background.
  3. Critical-thinking skills - Determine what information is relevant to their work. Evaluate the costs and benefits of alternative solutions before making a recommendation.
  4. Interpersonal skills - Collaborate and work on teams. Convince managers and top executives to accept recommendations.
  5. Problem-solving skills - Diagnose problems on the basis of information given to them by others. Analyze relevant information to solve the problems.
  6. Writing skills - Write memos, reports and other documents explaining their findings and recommendations. 

Why Choose Hocking College?

Located in Nelsonville, Ohio, Hocking College is a two-year technical college that has offers students who want to enroll in the Data Analytics program the following advantages:

  • Hocking College is one of the few two-year colleges in Ohio that offers on-campus residential dormitories and meal plans.
  • Hocking College’s smaller class sizes mean students have more access to their instructors.
  • Hocking College has a long-standing reputation for providing graduates with the essential hands-on work experience they need to succeed in the workforce.
  • Students who enroll in the Data Analytics program will gain exposure to current technologies, software and platforms and learn about AWS Cloud Technology.
  • Graduates of the Data Analytics program who want to transfer to a four-year college can major in business analytics, data analytics or sports analytics.

For more information about Hocking College’s Data Analytics program, contact Computer Science Program Manager Tasha Penwell by email at penwellt31810@hocking.edu or by phone at 740-753-7181.

Students interested in enrolling at Hocking College can find more information here or by calling the Admissions Office at 740-753-7050.

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