Data analytics helps companies organize and make sense of their data to identify new opportunities. These opportunities lead to smarter business moves, more efficient operations, higher profits, and happier customers. As the amount of data in the world and the field of data analytics grows, so does the need for skilled professionals to enter the industry.
A Day in the Life of a Data Analyst (2:55) - Hear data analysts share about their work in the healthcare industry.
Susan Etlinger: What do we do with all this big data? (12:23) - Etlinger discusses the importance of responsibly using big data.
- Top 12 Interesting Careers To Explore in Big Data – Check out job profiles and industry information in the field of Big Data in this infographic by CloudTweaks.
- Data-Driven Healthcare: A Proactive Revolution - The healthcare industry is being revolutionized by the quantity and availability of big data.
- Break into One of Today's Most Popular Professions: Data Analytics - This article by Piyanka Jain gives you some tools Jain gives you some helpful tools to know if you are thinking about entering the field of data analytics.
Cal Poly Academic Programs and Courses
- DATA 301 Introduction to Data Science
- DATA 401 Data Science
- DATA 451 Data Science Capstone I
- DATA 452 Data Science Capstone II
- STAT 330 Statistical Computing with SAS
- STAT 365 Statistical Communication
- STAT 418 Categorical Data Analysis
- STAT 440 SAS Certification Preparation
- STAT 530 Statistical Computing with SAS
- BUS 421 Marketing Analytics and Business Intelligence
- BUS 393 Database Systems in Business
- Data Science Minor
- M.S. Business Analytics
- Professional Certificate in Business Analytics
- Data Services
Cal Poly Student Clubs
- American Association of Big Data Professionals
- DAMA International
- Data Science Association
- Digital Analytics Association
- International Institute of Business Analysis
Example LinkedIn Groups
- Big Data and Analytics
- Business Analytics Professionals
- Business Analytics, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence
- Data Mining, Statistics, Big Data, Data Visualization, and Data Science
- Data Science Central