Big Data = Big Careers:
College and Careers in the Informatics Field
By 2018, the U.S. could face a shortage of nearly 200,000 employees with deep analytical skills.
The field of informatics draws students who seek to explore a career that combines aspects of software engineering, human computer interaction, decision theory, organizational behavior and information technology. The AC Informatics and Health Informatics curricula allow students to utilize software systems to collect, store, assess and communicate data for meaningful outcomes in business and health care settings.
Gene Bottoms, SREB senior vice president, and guest panelists will share:
- Overviews of the AC STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and project-based learning pathway programs of study
- Insight about how the AC Summer Teacher Training Institutes give teachers the tools they need to advance student achievement
- How the pathways prepare students to meet workforce sector needs
- Information about professional development, funding and how your school can join SREB’s AC STEM Pathway Academy Network
Bluegrass Community and Technical College (Lexington, Kentucky) computer and information technologies professors Cindy Tucker and Melanie Williamson share insights about how SREB’s AC Informatics curricula help students to prepare for college and give them an edge when competing for high-skill, high-wage positions.