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Big data (also referred to as business analytics) is all the rave nowadays and information is the new currency. As software gets more sophisticated at aggregating data, the economy is in need of people to interpret and decipher the data aggregated.
However, academia has been slow to roll out degrees that can properly prepare students for a career in big data. While many math, computers, informatics, and statistics majors will probably end up doing quite well in the big data field, many people agree that it is time to give big data its own program.
Many college graduates are still struggling to find jobs in fields that are related to their major—or jobs at all in general. The good news is, not all college graduates are experiencing this type of hardship in the job market. In fact companies are actively seeking out college graduates in various majors. There are even some majors that have virtually zero percent unemployment rate. Below are ten majors that have the lowest unemployment rates and also some noteworthy runner-ups.
All median salary information is from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, which may be radically different from numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Computer programming is a hot skill these days. Many of today’s job sectors are reducing their workforce. However, in the tech sector, companies are having trouble filling jobs because there are not enough qualified candidates. Most of those tech jobs involve some knowledge of computer programming basics. The tech sector, according to the BLS, is going to grow much faster than many of the segments of the economy. So if you want to make it easier for yourself to find a job, one of the best ways to do it is to learn computer programming. No, you won’t need to be good enough to work at Amazon or Google, but you can if you wan’t. And no, you don’t need to pay to learn computer programming. Here are five places online where you can learn computer programming for free (or relatively inexpensive):
Education is important. Education is expensive. While the importance of education remains steady, the cost of education continues to rise.
Cost of education can be broken down to two factors, time and money. A typical college education requires four years of schooling to complete. It is safe to assume that the average salary of an American worker is approximately $40,000 per year. This means that in order for the average American to attain a four year degree, they must give up approximately $160,000 in possible wages. Furthermore, they would be liable to pay for tuition, books, and other educational expenses.