Qualify Yourself For The Job Of The Future
Increasingly in the digital age data plays an important role in most, if not all, occupations. Extracting information from data has become a science in itself, blending skill sets from mathematics, statistics and computing. With a strong applications focus, this course covers the nature of data including Big and Unstructured Data, how to embark on data driven investigations and visual and computational analytics. The business world needs people who have the knowledge and skills required to operate effectively in a data driven world.
Working as a data scientist, you would be collecting and analyzing huge amounts of data, ranging from IP addresses to web logs, to help a business gain a competitive advantage. You could expect to earn up to $125,400 depending on your location and years of experience, according to PayScale. Average salaries tend to be quite high because of a widening talent gap for graduates with big data skills.
In fact, there’s a predicted shortage next year of 1.5 million managers and analysts with big data skills in the US. Doing a Master in Data Science for Business will equip you with technological, strategic and business skills and prepare you for data science jobs in the private sector.
How much will you make?
A data scientist will make approximately US$100,000 on his first year, and up to US$120,000 on his 4th year.
What qualification will you need?
To become a professional data scientist wanted everywhere data is involved, you would definitely need some serious training, ie. taking the Master of Data Science degree. This course will prepare its graduates for a career in this rapidly expanding field of work. It will equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills to understand and apply appropriate analytical methodologies to transform the way an organisation achieves its goals and objectives, to deal effectively with large data management tasks, to master the statistical and machine learning foundations on which data analytics is built, and to evaluate and communicate the effectiveness of new technologies.
Some options you can consider:
Master of Data Science (coursework or coursework and dissertation) at University of Western Australia with Scholarship and a Bridging program offered. Total course fee: AUD 57,450.00. Learn more.
Master of Data Science at La Trobe University in Melbourne where you'd need an IELTS of 6.5 overall. Total course fee: AUD 68,000.00 Learn more.
Master of Data Science at Western Sydney University with a scholarship, and an exciting city to try your data skills for real! Total course fee: AUD 60,320.00 Learn more.
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