Job market of data mining professionals

Posted on 2004-11-22
Last Modified: 2013-11-23
hi Experts,

Can u provide me details of the job market for Data mining Professionals in the past, the scenario in the present and what it would be like in the future?where there any  changes in the jobs available in the industry.
What are the necessary qualifications for getting a good job in the area of data mining.

Question by:jaiswalpragya
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    Hi jaiswalpragya

    Maybe have a look at this 2 links regarding some Data Mining research:

    As far as I know regarding the qualifications required, you will need to have a good understanding in the information systems field and preferrably practised or at least have experience in it. Formal qualification of university degree is not necessary although it's better. In m personal opinion, in Information systems, experience counts more than the theories you learnt, because often theories and practicals conflict with each other. It also depends on the data mining software you looking at, for example if you would like to implement SAP ERP, you will need to go on to a SAP ERP training course and pass the exam in order to get certified and sell and implement the SAP ERP. However some other ERP vendors does not require you to be certified to implement their software, as long as they trust you and you know what you doing. And this should apply to Data mining as well.

    Hope this help :)

    Author Comment

    thanks for the links.
    cAN u provide me with  more links that relate to the job market of data mining professionals?

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    Hi jaiswalpragya

    Here are some links, struggled a bit to find some recent ones, but i think there are some recent links in the third link.
    Hope you find something useful in the links.

    1998 Skills Survey,10801,943,00.html

    1999 National IT Salary Survey

    Data Mining and Discovery - a page with nice reference links, some of them are quite recent

    Career Advancement in Data Mining: A Primer

    Do a -> "data mining" job opportunity <- search in google

    My personal opinion regarding job oppotunities or the growth of  data mining:
    I think data mining and business intelligence will grow immensly once the ERP market is exhausted, the reason i say this is because in order for data mining to be effective you got to have huge amount of data to mine and do analyses from the data. And ERP is the tool that will be collecting the data and create a data history for data mining applications. At the moment, I still  see the opportunity in ERPs for both large and small-medium businesses. Once the ERP market is used up, then I think data mining will follow and i see huge opportunities there to provide companies with business intelligence.

    regards- :)

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