In This Chapter
Learning about life in academia
Looking at public sector big data responsibilities
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.
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.
The foundation of academia ...