Editor's note: Mashable and PC Mag are both owned by Ziff Davis. Learning a special skill is an important aspect of making yourself indispensable in today's workforce. Plumbers, electricians, mechanics, and countless other workers have some of the strongest job security because there will always be a demand for their crafts. Another skill you may have heard of is one of the most valuable in today's job market: Coding. Coding is basically another language.
Data scientist is the best job in America, according to a survey on Glassdoor, and it consistently makes the top of the list year after year. With a job score of 4.8 out of 5, a median base salary of $110,000 per year and over 4,500 current job openings, it's a great time to be a data scientist. But, as the role of data scientist grows in demand, traditional schools aren't churning out qualified candidates fast enough to fill the open positions. There's also no clear path for those who have been in the tech industry for years and want to take advantage of a lucrative job opportunity. Enter the bootcamp, a trend that has quickly grown in popularity to train workers for in-demand tech skills.
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Data makes the modern world go round, with more industries seeking out the benefits Big Data and the like provide. This has made the demand for data experts to harness and manage its potential go through the roof. Yet experienced data experts are suddenly discovering that their skills are now outdated as the industry evolves, and fresh faces looking to jump into the fray look forward to years of schooling and high costs to reach the finish line. If you're looking to learn data science – quickly – then you're in luck. Bootcamps of all kinds have sprouted up to help the surge towards data science move faster.
Businesses increasingly rely on data analytics to inform everything from daily operations to customer service to marketing initiatives. As a result, data science has become a hot skill in high demand across a broad range of industries. And bootcamps are great way to hone data science skills, get up to speed on the latest data science trends, shift your career path or create greater job security within your industry.