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Getting a Big Data Job For Dummies by Jason Williamson

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Chapter 11

Serving in the Public Sector or Academia

In This Chapter

arrow Learning about life in academia

arrow Looking at public sector big data responsibilities

arrow Identifying big data roles that impact healthcare

Not all the jobs in big data are concerned with driving profits or revenue. Many roles in big data out there are in the public sector or university settings working toward public safety, medical discovery, and the advancement of science. Instead of looking for the best pricing combination or executing a online shopping basket analysis, you may find yourself wanting to uncover future signs of cancer, predict where the next disease may strike, or run simulations on clinical trials to find a cure for a disease.

This chapter covers the role big data plays in different areas of the government, how higher education leverages big data, and how you can explore the job possibilities.

The Role of Academia in Advancing Big Data

Higher education plays a very important role in the big data ecosystem. From training new talent to pushing the envelope of innovation, there are many exciting areas available for people interested in big data careers.

Teaching at the college level

The foundation of academia ...

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