Best Online Degrees and Courses to Prepare Yourself for the Future of Work

Today, 30 million people have lost their jobs in the United States. This terrible reality isn’t just a tough pill to swallow, it’s creating a tremendous amount of uncertainty about the future of work. COVID-19 has in many ways sped up the inevitable dismantling of millions of jobs due to technological efficiencies, but the good news is that technology is only as powerful as the people that use it.



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Top 5 Business Analytics Tools & Software

Data is arguably the most influential factor in determining business decisions today, especially as companies continue to prioritize data-driven decision-making. Companies use data to assess progress and performance, determine where to allocate resources, identify patterns, accurately forecast, and so much more.



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The Pathway to New Collar Jobs

As industries grow more reliant on technology and the skills needed to meet their new and changing demands, a new job category has emerged: new-collar jobs. IBM CEO Gini Rometty introduced the term “new-collar jobs” to refer to the in-demand technical skills that are obtained through vocational training, like Udacity’s Nanodegree Programs, opposed to a traditional four-year college. 

During this unprecedented time of COVID-19, we’re experiencing more job loss than ever before. New-collar jobs offer an accessible and valuable way for workers to quickly break into tech-focused industries that offer stable careers with a lot of growth potential. 



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5 Takeaways from the AI for Healthcare Virtual Conference

As we navigate the daunting challenges of pivoting our current healthcare system to better treat and contain the spread of COVID-19 and future pandemics, artificial intelligence has taken center stage. The potential of AI for healthcare transformation is vast and all-encompassing –– it can improve the quality of patient care, streamline hospital processes, reduce bias, accelerate detection, and prevent disease. 

In our first-ever virtual conference titled, “AI for Healthcare in the Time of COVID-19,” we gathered thought leaders from technology companies and healthcare organizations to discuss how AI is helping to stem the tide of COVID-19 cases and explore the practical applications of this technology in the healthcare space.

Here are some of the top insights about AI’s help in the response to COVID-19 and what AI can bring to the medical field’s understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. 



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The Bioinformaticians Salary Report

As big data continues to dominate every industry, including the health and medical fields, bioinformatician careers will continue to surge. This unique intersection of data science, biology, and computer science is paving the way for incredible discoveries in pharmaceutical therapies, diagnostic tools, and personalized medicine, which is proving even more valuable today. 

Given the incredible pace of tech advancements, it’s no wonder that bioinformaticians salaries are growing and the jobs are quickly crawling up the list of hottest occupations that are relatively future-proof. But what’s the salary potential for someone in this field?



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Udacity Celebrates Instructors and Teachers on National Teacher Day

The influence a teacher can have on a student is undoubtedly something we cherish at Udacity.  Henry Adams said it best, “A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops.” 

For teachers at Udacity, this couldn’t ring more true. “One of the most interesting parts about teaching for Udacity is that my reach is enormous,” says Gabe Ruttner, the CTO at FeatherDocs and Udacity instructor. 

Happy National Teacher Day. Thank you, Teachers!


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