Big Data is by far one of the most rapidly growing career niches in the world. This might sound a bit odd, considering almost everywhere you look you will find horror stories of people being jobless and destitute. It is true that most of the world is still reeling from the economic down-turn that was experienced a few years back. While some sectors such as real estate and banking have yet to fully recover, others such as Big Data are surging forward with specialists in this field being in high demand throughout the globe.
As things stand now, there will be 1.5 million data managers needed by 2018 and there will be a shortage of about 190,000 by the same year. These are all jobs that have already been created today and are still not filled. With salaries ranging from $50,000 to about $162,000 each year, this field is undoubtedly one into which one should look and pay close attention.
If you are interested in becoming a professional in big data, you will need certain qualifications. A Big Data Hadoop certification will go a long way in opening doors for you and so will a working knowledge in computer programming.
Some of the fields experiencing rapid growth in demand include:
- Information Security Analyst – 279.69%
- Systems Analysts – 142.64%
- Systems Engineers and Architects – 93.19%
- Management Analysts – 162.92%
- Software Developers – 94. 86%
- IT Project Managers – 121.92%
Choosing a career in any one of these fields is not only quite fulfilling, but also very stable and promising as far as future growth and financial security is concerned.