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Big Data Developers


Big Data is the term for a collection of large datasets (a dataset is a group of two or more data points) that cannot be analyzed effectively by using traditional statistical methods. The career of big data developer is not just one profession, but an umbrella term for a group of specialized workers with different skills and training who collect, analyze, and store and safeguard data. Developers use data to help companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations reach their goals (e.g., translating customer data into increased sales, better understand the needs of constituents, or better manage the delivery of emergency supplies after a natural disaster).

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




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Career Ladder
Consulting Firm Owner or Professor

Chief Data Officer

Director of Data Analytics

Data Scientist or Engineer

Data Processing Technician or Analyst

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