Data Science

Data skills gap

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1.145 trillion megabytes of data are created every day. All of which are sorted, categorised, analysed, and used to inform business decisions. The biggest asset in every organisation is data. Unlocking valuable insights from the data architecture through statistics and analysis is becoming table stakes for leaders.


The Data Science Skills Shortage

The explosion of data over the last few years means that traditional data analysis methods are no longer fit for purpose, so it’s now typically split into unstructured, semi-structured, and structured data types. Working behind the scenes, teams collate information that can change businesses' operations by uncovering a competitive advantage or identifying untapped opportunities. Ultimately, big data holds the keys to the growth and development of companies.  

A career in big data also offers an attractive average salary of around AU$121,000 per year, and achieving the required qualifications is much easier than many imagine. Data science leverages a slightly different skill set that includes mathematics, programming, and data cleansing techniques. This more scientific approach will also involve using algorithms and machine learning to help identify hidden patterns inside raw data. 

A professional data engineer will empower businesses to make data-driven decisions by collecting, transforming, and visualising data. You will also be at the heart of the security, reliability, scalability, and efficiency of the systems that make all this possible. Many of our students also choose to specialise and embark on a journey to becoming a Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Engineer Associate with a six-figure salary and enviable job title as their ultimate goal. 

The typical path for people switching careers is to begin as a data analyst and work their way up to a data scientist role. But a combination of your unique area of interest, combined with our expert mentorship will help guide you through what is the right path for you and your new career in data.  


Does a Data Analyst or Scientist Sound like the right role for you?

Employers are increasingly looking for a unique set of digital skills that are in short supply. Elsewhere, employees look to future-proof their careers while also securing greater flexibility and a better work-life balance. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen a significant increase in people reevaluating their careers while enterprises are rethinking what the future of work will look like. 

As the tech talent gap continues to widen, businesses are waking up to the fact that there will be millions of tech positions within the next decade that will need to be filled around the world. Regardless of your background and experience, or even if you consider yourself a non-technical person, a tech career is easily attainable, and there are many options at your disposal. But you might need a little help on where and how to begin your career change. 

Our team of training and career experts will help you explore what type of role appeals to you and what you need to do to make it happen. Your journey is much more than certifications and qualifications. We will help you validate your real-world technical ability so that you secure a dream career in tech and play a pivotal role in solving today’s business challenges. So, what are you waiting for, get in touch today and let us help you realise your potential. 

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