Become a member of the Technology Student Association (http://www.tsaweb.org), which will provide you with an opportunity to explore career opportunities in technology, science, engineering, and mathematics, enter academic competitions, and participate in summer exploration programs. Talk with data warehousing managers about their careers. Ask your computer science teacher or a school counselor for help in arranging an information interview. Check out the following resources to learn more about data science and data warehousing:
According to IBM, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created every day. These massive collections of data, which are known as Big Data, consist of texts, videos, photographs, maps, electronic medical records, scientific information from sensors, purchase transaction records, cell phone GPS signals, articles and books, blog posts, bank records, census and other survey data, and other types of data.
Big data is used by businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations, and data warehousing specialists design, develop, and maintain data warehouses to store data and allow it to be used for a wide range of applications. The management consulting firm Bain & Company reports that “early adopters of Big Data analytics have gained a significant lead over the rest of the corporate world…those with the most advanced analytics capabilities are outperforming competitors by wide margins.”
Job responsibilities vary for data warehousing specialists depending on their employer, job title, and other factors, but most perform the following duties: