How to build a successful data scientist career (free PDF)

As companies ramp up their analytics teams, careers in big data are beginning to solidify. From IoT specialists to machine teachers to citizen data scientists, opportunities are opening up for those who want to become a big data professional.

This ebook looks at how to determine the role that’s right for you and ways to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to get there.

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Big data, data analytics, data science—whichever direction you want to take it, there’s no denying that the technology fields around data and data services are hot. Data is the currency of the enterprise, and more organizations than ever are trying to get some value out of it.

Many folks in tech careers who want to pursue a job in big data often head back to school to get the proper credentials. Value Colleges, an online publication that compares universities, recently released its list of the Top 50 Best Value Big Data Graduate Programs of 2016, where it details the best schools to learn about data. Here are the top contenders.

1. Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College houses the School of Information Systems and Management, where students can earn a master’s degree in information systems management with a focus in data analytics. The school also offers a program for aspiring CISOs.

2. Stanford University
One of the building blocks of Silicon Valley, it’s no surprise that Stanford is on this list. Stanford’s master of science degree in statistics with a concentration in big data, combined with their ties to the entrepreneurial community, make it a great fit for someone who wants to work in startups.

3. Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University is one of the oldest schools in the state of California. Its Leavey School of Business offers students a master of science degree in business analytics, which is one of the best in the country.

4. University of Michigan – Dearborn
Michigan isn’t just the home of the biggest automakers, it’s also a good place to learn about big data. The university’s Dearborn campus offers a master of science in business analytics, and is fairly well priced compared to the private universities on the list.

5. University of Texas at Dallas
They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and that includes the data. The University of Texas at Dallas Jindal School of Management is a great option to pursue a graduate degree in analytics, as the surrounding Dallas economy is home to many major businesses.

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