According to Paysa, Marketing Analysts earns an average of $81,294, with top earners earning more than $106,818. As salaries in the field heat up, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the demand for marketing professionals with an analytics background is set to grow 23 percent from 2016 to 2026, growth driven by an increased use of data and market research across all industries.
Today, we are excited to launch the Marketing Analytics Nanodegree Program. We collaborated with entrepreneur, startup advisor, and marketing expert Brad Batesole to focus the program on in-demand skills like data visualization, data analysis, campaign reporting, and more.
In this program, students will learn foundational data skills and gain an in-depth understanding of Google Analytics, Data Studio, Excel, and Tableau to analyze possible business outcomes, visualize and communicate findings, and produce insights that power business growth.
According to a recent report by DOMO, the world produces 2.5 million terabytes of data per day. Data is quickly becoming the lifeblood of digital transformation, and companies are scrambling to re-invent themselves as data-driven organizations. That’s why, according to Indeed and Glassdoor, the ratio of data engineer to data scientist job openings is roughly four-to-one.
Companies can’t find enough data engineers to store, organize, and manage their ever-increasing amount of data.
Data engineers are responsible for making data accessible to all the people who use it across an organization. That could mean creating a data warehouse for the analytics team, building a data pipeline for a frontend application, or summarizing massive datasets to be more user-friendly.
Today, we are excited to announce the Data Engineer Nanodegree Program. Students who take this program will learn the technical skills required to become a data engineer. With the launch of this program, anyone with an Internet connection (and the relevant background and skills) will be able to enroll. Companies all over the world are looking for data engineers and our goal is to help anyone who wishes to land a job in the field can do so.
Since the first Nanodegree programs launched in 2014, Udacity has had a simple mission—to connect our highly-skilled graduates with job opportunities. This focus has produced some great successes, with talented candidates getting offers at incredible companies like Amazon, AT&T, Bosch, Facebook, Google, and IBM.
We’re pleased to announce that we are building on that success by launching an improved AI-based process for matching candidates with employers—the Udacity Talent Program. Alumni who graduated from a Udacity Nanodegree program in the last six months are eligible to share their resumes with our network of employers. And participating employers are able to browse a brand-new platform, powered by GLIDER.ai, to source their ideal candidates—even in traditionally difficult-to-source technical areas like Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, and Autonomous Systems.
“The quality of the job candidates is really impressive. The candidates have these totally different backgrounds, but have made all these efforts to reinvent themselves. They want to be the person that creates solutions.”
Jennifer Langston, Lead College Recruiting Manager at AT&T
With the release of the updated Talent Program,we’re streamlining access for students and employers. It’s going to be a better experience for everyone!
Every one of the graduates we talk to tells us a different story about how they first discovered Udacity and the motivation to change their career and life through learning. Some were looking to re-enter the workforce after a long break, others had been inspired by surging tech salaries and shining employment prospects. Some people were bored with their current jobs, and others wanted to upskill their tech skills in a specialist area. David Helms’ route to Udacity actually started right here—on these very pages—with the story of a friend and former professor, Michael Overman.
Michael’s story was simple but striking—he was an experienced music professor who, after 15 years teaching, had decided to seek better career advancement opportunities by learning Android development. He completed Udacity’s Android Developer Nanodegree program and, within a month of graduating, landed a job as a developer.
For David, with a similar background in music and academia, and a similar desire to change careers, the story struck a chord immediately. We spoke with David to hear about his own exciting career change.
Since 2016, more than 73,000 people across Europe have explored new career opportunities with the Google Developer scholarship; 21% have already landed new jobs in tech.
Since Google and Udacity first launched the groundbreaking Grow with Google scholarship in late 2016, an astounding 73,000 scholars from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa have learned new cutting-edge skills in a range of Udacity’s programs. It’s an incredible figure that provides a real insight into the positive gains Google and Udacity’s initiative is making to address the digital skills gap in Europe. Most importantly, it has supported many individuals to learn new skills, grow their careers, and change their lives. This is a part of Google’s program called Grow with Google, a series of training, tools and events to equip people with the skills they need to succeed in the digital economy.
With January 2019 officially in the history books, many of us are likely contemplating the New Year’s resolutions we made just a few weeks ago. Whether you aimed to go to the gym seven days a week, get your finances in order, or limit your social media use, there’s a strong statistical likelihood that your earnestly-made resolutions are already looking a little…frayed.
But help is here! When it comes to keeping people focused on building their skills, maintaining focus, and seeing things through to completion, we’d humbly suggest we know a couple things. So here are our tips for creating learning resolutions you’ll actually keep.
Be clear on your goals
It’s a great instinct to want to be audacious and learn something new. Setting yourself a challenging goal and achieving it is what Udacity is all about. But it’s important to frame ambitious goals properly—you need to think about your motivation to achieve the goal, and you should be clear on the steps you must take to reach it.
Bruno Santos recently landed a graduate role as an Autonomous Engineer after enrolling in the Robotics Software Engineer Nanodegree program. He was able to move from Portugal to the UK to take up the role, and loves the work he does everyday. It is the happy conclusion to a career journey in which Bruno pursued physics, then data science, before deciding neither field was what he truly wanted to do. It was only when he found robotics that he knew he’d found a subject he felt really passionate about—one where he could go beyond theory to build real projects.
We spoke with Bruno to hear how he took what he learned in his Nanodegree program and turned it into his new career.