We’re living in a time of marvelous opportunity, especially for those who work in the tech industry. With so many evolving technologies, skilled professionals can extend their knowledge to become specialists in several fields or transition into a new field. This is particularly true of Big Data, where the types of jobs are increasing as the rate of data generated each day increases at an amazing pace. Even as we generate unprecedented amounts of data in 2018, IDC predicts we will generate approximately 440 times more information by 2020. All that data must be stored in scalable and cost-effective data platforms, while still being accessed, analyzed, and put to use. And it’s the Big Data professionals who make all of that happen, meaning today’s organizations have a dire need for Big Data professionals, including data scientists, data analysts, data engineers, and developers, and systems administrators and managers. For those with the right skill set and certifications, the market offers plenty of job opportunities and attractive salaries packages. According to Glassdoor, there are almost 49,000 Big Data jobs that need to be filled, isn’t this superbly amazing!