Data technology involves gathering and analyzing information to learn things that companies and organizations want to know. This can include analyzing trends, helping businesses make decisions and understanding the world around us. Data also requires keeping personal information stored online safe from cybersecurity threats.

What is Data?

Data is everywhere. People who work with data look at trends among populations and individuals to extract insights from everyday life. All kinds of industries use data. Government and politicians use data to understand the best way to connect with people. Information is valuable, and those who can process and protect data are very important.


The data field involves math and statistics. Software programs specifically designed to interpret and visualize data help make this specialized field accessible to a wider audience. People who work in data can also work on specific sub-fields such as algorithms and artificial intelligence.

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Example Careers

Data architect

Education Requirements
Educational training requirements vary. Most data architects earn a bachelor's degree in IT, computer science, math or physics.

Average Salary
The median salary for a Data Architect is $93,440 per year in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area, according to O*Net.

Data architects develop and maintain databases.

Data Scientists

Education Requirements
They generally need at least a bachelor's degree in computer science, math or physics, and certain roles may require a master's degree or a PhD. Those who want to develop data science skills, and who already have a bachelor's degree, can obtain certification from a code school specializing in data science.

Average Salary
The median salary for a data scientist is $90,00 per year in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area, according to Glassdoor.

Data scientists connect data from various systems to predict future outcomes or analyze business decisions.

Career salary data provided by: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook handbook and O*NET OnLine.

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