Why Data Science Is The Most Exciting Job Of The 21st Century

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Back in 2012 Harvard Business Review called 'Data Science' the sexiest job of the 21st century. Tinder disagrees (it's still pilot for men and physical therapist for women apparently) but what do they know?

Numbers are sexy, dammit. Sexier still: the knowledge to make sense of those numbers, and understand the world as we know it through data.

'Big Data' is the buzzword and it's no secret that the data we're now collating is so tremendous in scale that interpreting that data and shaping the results in meaningful ways is a job in itself. It's multiple jobs in fact, which is why in 2017 it makes sense (when considering potential career paths) to consider Data Science.

And that's precisely why James Cook University is running an online Master of Data Science course: to help prepare people for the world of Data Science and its rapidly evolving scope.

It's a course that focuses on transferable skill sets, which makes sense in a world that changes month-to-month. You'll be taught practical, applicable knowledge in maths theory as well as data analysis methods in software like SQL, Matlab, RStudio and Python. Given the speed and pace of the industry, James Cook University's course is one of the fastest part-time Masters in the field of Data Science and is flexible for students with families and full-time jobs.

James Cook University's Master of Data Science is a 100% online course delivered by award-winning staff and leading experts working in the field. If you're interested in future proofing yourself, and transitioning into a new, secure and growing industry, or you just want to bolster an existing skillset with a transferable set of tools, look no further.

Data Science might not be the sexiest job of the 21st century, but it could be the most exciting one.