Data management is important for any organization ready to understand and use its data to make informed decisions. And effective data management requires skilled data managers, a booming career full of opportunities. If you’re interested in becoming a data manager, there are a few steps you’ll need to take.
Step #1: Choose a College Program
You’ll first need to obtain your high school diploma. Then, you’ll need to attend an accredited college program for data management. Here at Cambridge, we offer three programs in data management, including a Certificate in Data and Project Management, an Associate of Science in Data and Project Management and a Bachelor of Science in Data Management and Analytics.
Some students choose the Certificate program to enter the field quickly. Others choose the Associate’s degree path so they can enter the field in around two years with more in-depth knowledge.
Of course, for higher-level careers, you may opt for the Bachelor’s degree program. You can also obtain your Associate’s degree, gain some work experience and then obtain your Bachelor’s degree.
Step #2: Obtain Additional Certifications
After you complete your program, you have the opportunity to obtain additional certifications by passing exams to showcase your skills. At Cambridge, our programs prepare you for a wide range of certifications, including:
- CompTIA A+ Hardware and Software
- CompTIA Information Technology Fundamentals (ITF+)
- Associate Certified Analytics Professional (aCAP)
- Structured Query-Language Related
Step #3: Start Looking for a New Positions
With certifications and a degree in hand, you’re ready for employment. When it comes to data management, there are various positions available. For example, you could be a data analyst, a data engineer, a computer systems analyst, a database manager and more.
Do your research to see which positions fit your goals and interests. You should also decide where you would like to work. For example, do you want to work as a data manager in healthcare? Business? For non-profits?
After you know your direction, it’s time to start applying for open positions. If you need help, Cambridge offers our Career Services department which delivers career advice and job placement services to our students.
Become a Data Manager With the Help of Cambridge
Becoming a data manager is a simple process with the help of Cambridge. Our data management programs are the perfect next step. To learn more about our programs or to get started today, give us a call at 877-206-4279 or send us a message.
“The Associate Degree Health Information Technology Program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).”