How is machine learning impacting the skills you need to secure your next data analyst job?

It’s unavoidable; data science and machine learning are impacting businesses all over the world. When you’re a specialist in this field, rather than bracing for impact, you should be embracing the impact. At Huxley, we’re here to explain how machine learning impacts the skills you need to secure your next data analyst job.

The future is data

Powered by data science, machine learning is the future; it allows companies to make more intelligent, data-driven decisions, giving themselves a competitive advantage.  For many people, when they hear about automation, there’s an immediate worry their job is at risk, however this simply isn’t the case. What is likely, is automation leading to demand for a more diverse set of skills.

Over the next few years, the demand for data and science specialists will become greater. If you want to make yourself desirable to organisations, it’s important you keep your skills up to date and make sure you have knowledge of the latest data developments affecting the industry. Embracing AI is the key to opening up a wealth of opportunities.

The evolution of data jobs

Data jobs have been evolving on a global basis for a long time; AI is not as new as we think it is, in fact it’s been in existence since 1956. Back then, only a small amount of isolated and fragmented data was available, but today things are very different.

With the rise of the internet, data is much more readily available. This means that with the right data and analysts, we can focus on creating innovative solutions for business progress rather than searching for data to detect a problem or get a complete picture of a situation in the first place. Data accelerates our processes and shifts our focus to look ahead. This way we can detect arising problems before they have occurred. Thanks to machine learning, repetitive tasks can be automated, allowing companies to invest more resources in innovation and problem solving.

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The science behind jobs and the impact of data

Many global factors aside from data will impact business on a global scale; political, social, economic, technological and demographical factors play a role in driving this. This should not stop a professional from developing themselves in the field of data, however a 360 degree view should be provided to understand the impact on the future of work and to draw conclusions from it. Data is constantly evolving and the top jobs of tomorrow, may not even exist today; it’s important to keep this in mind when developing your data skills going forward.

At Huxley, we’re constantly monitoring all global factors towards business, ensuring that you have knowledge of the most exciting positions available within data and machine learning. If you’re curious to find out about the data jobs we currently have available, why not take a look? Or if you’d like to learn more about data specialist jobs and AI, read our latest articles listed below.

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