Data Mining and Analytics hot career

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have published a list of job-market hotspots, and in the top ten is Data Mining and Analytics.  The study is based on enrollment figures, national employment statistics and interviews with San Diego business executives.

One interesting tidbit from the study: “A study by students and faculty at the University of California Berkeley found that the amount of data in the world doubles every three years.  For this reason, more employees are needed in the data mining industry to drill down, analyze and interpret the data.”

Check it out at “Hot Careers For College Graduates 2011: A Special Report For Recent and Mid-Career College Graduates.”

About James Serra

James currently works for Microsoft specializing in big data and data warehousing using the Analytics Platform System (APS), a Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) architecture. Previously he was an independent consultant working as a Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence/MDM architect and developer, specializing in the Microsoft BI stack. He is a SQL Server MVP with over 25 years of IT experience.
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