In Google Search, we see people looking for ways to grow in their careers. In fact, search interest for “how to become a data analyst” reached a global all-time high in 2023. Companies report the largest skills gap in this business area, and the demand for data analytics skills is growing over 15 times faster than the demand for the average skill in the U.S.
It’s no wonder people are eager to enter this growing field. It’s in-demand across industries as businesses of all types around the world recognize that strong analytics improve business performance, it pays well even at entry-level positions, with a median salary of $92,000, and it offers significant upward career opportunities.
Today, we’re announcing new advanced certificates in Business Intelligence and Advanced Data Analytics. These certificates build on the foundations of the Google Data Analytics Certificate program, the most popular professional certificate on Coursera globally. Developed and taught by experts at Google, these advanced credentials are designed to help people enhance their technical skills with tools such as BigQuery, Python and SQL. With skills like these, people can grow in their data analytics careers — whether that means unlocking new opportunities, assuming more responsibilities or gaining a competitive edge.
To connect graduates to jobs, the Google Career Certificates program includes an employer consortium of over 150 companies that are committed to considering recent graduates for open roles. And, more than 2,000 businesses, including Accenture, Deloitte, Hackensack Meridian Health, Lyft, Shutterstock and Google, are using the Google Career Certificates to upskill or reskill their workforce and improve employee engagement.
And as higher education institutions, like our partners the University of Texas and Miami Dade College, prepare students for professional success, these certificates can equip them with an industry-recognized credential to complement their degree and help make them even more employable at higher wages. These institutions and others across the country can now offer the new advanced certificates to their students. about how to bring the Google Career Certificates to your school, community college or university.
You can learn more about these certificates and how to enroll at grow.google/advancedDA.