The Data Industry is one of the most growing industries of the late 20 years, due to the digitalisation of data and the increasing popularity of social media. Nowadays, companies are overwhelmed by data, which leads to many jobs opportunities in that field.
The Data Industry will still be growing int the future. Choosing to study data in Engineering Schools such as ESILV guarantees a successful professional insertion after graduating and many job opportunities. Here are three jobs in the Data Industry that are already shaping the future.
Data Scientist has not been elected ‘sexier job of the XXIst century’ by Harvard Business Review for nothing! According to LinkedIn, it is indeed the most promising profession for the incoming decade. But what exactly is a Data Scientist?
The Data Scientist is an expert that will gather and analyse large sets of structured and unstructured data. The Data Scientist knows how to read data, to analyse it and interpret it to create actionable plans for companies.
With the help of the Data Scientist, the company will be able to offer new services or products. While this profession had stayed under the radar in the early years of the Internet and social media, it has vastly increased in demands in the 2010s and companies are now offering many job opportunities for Data Scientists in any line of business. It is a well-paid profession, with a high demand…and since Data Scientists are still quite rare in some countries such as France, any student in Engineering who chooses this path is guaranteed to have a successful career.
Data Analysts are also highly demanded by companies. This Big Data expert focuses on one segment of data to answer to a targeted marketing goal and interpret data.
Data Analysts have to analyse data to determine the trends and habits of the consumers. They also have to turn commercial data into statistic data in order for the company to bring an efficient marketing strategy into action.
While this profession is a bit less known than Data Scientist, companies and organisation need those data experts, and there is no doubt that Data Analysts will be one of the most promising jobs of tomorrow.
Data Engineer is a key profession when it comes to the Big Data Industry. Just like Data Scientists and Data Analysts, companies are in need of Data Engineers to help them develop the tools used to store all of the data.
The Data Engineer is the one who defines, builds and maintains the tools and infrastructures used by the Data Scientist and the Data Analyst to interpret data. One of their most important mission is to find solutions to deal with the significant amount of data while garanteeing their protection.
Engineering students that are interested Data Engineering can choose a major specialisation in IoT and Security to learn about computer science and data science.