There’s a world of job opportunities in data, big data, data analytics, and the business improvement they can bring. A prediction for the United States in 2018 from the McKinsey Global Institute showed a shortfall of deep analytic skills in the amount of more than 140,000 people, not to mention the 1.5 million people needed with the ability to interpret data analysis to make data-driven business decisions.
If the numbers are right, it looks like demand will clearly exceed supply. There are several possible data job titles involved, including Data Scientist, Data Analyst, Business Analyst, and Data Specialist. It’s important to hone in on the one that best matches your capabilities and aspirations, possibly leaving the door open for further career development later. However, be aware that people may use titles in different ways, sometimes even interchangeably.
Author: Eran Levy