Posted November 6, 2020
Category: Information Technology
One of the most challenging aspects of discussing the field of information technology is how broad it is and how many different facets it encompasses. That’s why, in this blog series, we’re taking a closer look at each of the specializations offered through our Master of Science in Information Technology degree program — what they are and what the future of those career paths looks like.
It’s the buzzword that pops up if you spend even a few minutes searching around the world of the Internet. People are generating massive amounts of data on a daily basis, just by how we move around the world, utilize the Internet, and interact with our computers and phones. And all of that data is useful to all different kinds of organizations, for better or for worse. Our personal data can, for example, help companies discover us, target us with ads that are uniquely designed to draw us in, and convert us into customers. Data drives social media and marketing, contributes to the rise and fall of companies, and even wins elections.
But the challenge is not getting data. It’s how you take it from randomized information, process it, analyze it, and break it down into usable components. It’s a big job, one made all the more difficult by the pressing need for qualified data analysts and specialists, especially given that the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts this field to grow by 27% over the next decade.
So what are the trends behind the field of data analytics and data science? Where is the future taking this industry, and what will those looking to take the lead in this field need to know about?
Information has always been one of the most valuable commodities in human society, but the data analytics field has made it arguably the most powerful force in everything from commerce to politics. Those looking to gain their master’s in data analytics will have the advantage of an education that can help them look at both the big picture and the small details and use that to chart a course that will give the organizations they’re leading an edge over the competition.
Learn more about the MSIT — Data Analytics degree from Salem University here.
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