Big Data, Big Career

Not enough professionals have Big Data analysis skills, a new study finds. If you bring these skills to the table it could be the secret weapon your career needs.

The study, from staffing firm Robert Half and the Institute of Management Accountants, looked at how vital Big Data analysis has become in the finance field.

Companies need to have the ability to rapidly turn data analytics into actionable business intelligence.

Modern IT tools give companies access to an extraordinary amount of data. But making use of that data requires specialized skillsets for:

Identifying key data trends

Data mining and extraction

Operational analysis

Decision analysis

Process improvement

Strategic thinking and execution

Not enough professionals have these skills today, and the ones who do are in demand. This is not just true of the finance field; professionals with Big Data analytics skills are needed in a wide range of business disciplines.

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