Data science and machine learning have emerged as the choicest technologies for modern businesses. They offer high-end tools such as data visualization, RPA (robotic process automation), and smart workflows that enable organizations to be efficient and productive. Further, they make businesses future-ready for the hyper-automation era that is just around the corner. From a career perspective too, these technologies are making it big. But professionals need to stay ahead of the latest trends to keep themselves updated with the right skills.
Here are the career trends to follow in 2021.
Growth of the Cloud
With businesses rapidly adopting the cloud due to the pandemic, the data volume accumulated every day has increased by loads. Companies want to leverage the data in the cloud to extract meaningful information out of it. They need data scientists with the right skills to dig deeper into these reservoirs and get insights from the massive volumes of structured and unstructured information. At this stage, professionals need to ramp up the skills such as mining, filtering, and analyzing data to keep pace with the demand and expectations. The opportunity is huge, as there is a big demand and supply gap in the field. People who get an early start will make it big right away.
Embedded analytics is the new normal
While analytics are closely knitted with data right from the beginning, 2021 has witnessed the new trend of embedded analytics. Rather than buying external analytics tools, businesses are implanting them in their in-house applications. With this new mindset, they need smart in-built dashboards and reports that provide real-time insights based on everyday data. Companies want Data architects and Business Intelligence Experts to handle their need for developing embedded analytics for them. Machine learning professionals who wish to capitalize need to brush up on the basics like the rules for calculating derivatives, probability, and statistics, and linear models and regression to get a start. They must also build on data architecture skills.
Machine learning as a service
Professionals who do not prefer to work with in-house teams have equally big opportunities in 2021. After Software-as-a-Service, Infrastructure-as-a-Service, and Platform-as-a-Service, businesses want something bigger and better. Machine learning as a service is emerging as one of the biggest trends this year. With the growing popularity of the cloud model, this is a new opportunity for providers. Leading cloud providers have already taken the cue, ramping up their deliverables to provide ML Intelligence-as-a-service to the clients. The demand for resources with Data Science and Machine Learning skills and experience is all set to grow in the coming years. Professionals can work for enterprises of different sizes and from diverse domains to extend their experience and capabilities. There is much in store for data scientists and machine learning experts in 2021 and ahead. Right now, it makes sense to revamp your skills to align with these new trends and resultant demands in the business landscape. The sooner you embrace them, the better are the chances of securing the most lucrative career opportunities.