Top 15 data science professional development certificates

You don’t need to go back to college full-time to land a job in data science. These 15 professional development courses are designed to accelerate your data science candidate.

Top 15 data science professional development certificates
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A poll from Gallup for the Business-Higher Education Forum shows that by 2021, 69 percent of employers expect to give preference to candidates with data science and analytics skills. However, the same report also revealed that only 23 percent of colleges and universities expect to graduate students with those skills in the next few years. That gap may eventually close, but it will take time that businesses don’t have. They’re eager to hire now so they can capitalize on data, with postings for data science positions expected to reach 2.72 million in 2020.

You don’t need to enroll in a four-year college to take advantage of the market for data science skills. Certificate programs can help get you up to speed on the latest data science concepts, techniques and tools. Other programs are designed for seasoned professionals who already have experience or degrees but want to stay on top of industry trends.  

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