Why Data Analytics
Data analytics makes sense of information and data to drive decision-making at organizations in every industry, ranging from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 companies. Specialists in data analytics are often responsible for querying a company’s databases, processing and identifying trends in the data, and constructing data visualizations all in support of key business decisions. If you like working with numbers and finding patterns in the chaos, then data analytics could be the career for you.
Benefits of the field:
- High salaries
- Growth potential
- Engaging, challenging work
Our alums work for the world’s top tech companies
Pay $0 upfront
Build a career based on your potential, not your bank account.
- Learn in-demand skills
- Land a great job
- Pay only after the program
- Support the next class
Learn on your time, from anywhere, while keeping your day job
Your third-party coursework and Merit America career coaching services are online. Live meetings are only 3-5 hours per week. You can complete the coursework in-between shifts, on weekends – whatever works for your life.
Monday, January 10
Merit America Program
- At Work 8am – 3pm
- Online Coursework 3pm – 5pm
- Daycare pick-up 5:15pm
- Family Dinner 6pm
- 1:1 Career Coaching 8pm
Work with a team dedicated to your success
Meet regularly with a career coach and squad of your peers to keep you on track. After you finish, you’ll join a network of hundreds of Merit America alumni.
How does Merit America Compare?
|Merit America||Tech Bootcamp||Community College|
|Course Length||17 weeks||12-20 weeks||50-100 weeks|
|Certificate||Google Data Analytics Certificate|| Yes|| Yes|
|Organization Type||Non-profit (Merit America collaborates with for-profits)||For-profit||For-profit or Non-profit|
|Coaching and Job Search Support||Yes||Yes||Varies|
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Data Analytics cohort
Get the data skills employers are looking for
Data analytics fundamentals
Learn about data types and data structures, and learn how to clean and analyze data with spreadsheets as part of your Google Data Analytics Certificate training.
Manipulating data with R and SQL
Strengthen your technical skills by learning the programming languages R and SQL. These tools allow you to query databases and analyze data effectively at scale.
Understanding data through visualization
Gain in-demand data analysis skills and learn storytelling through data visualization.
Mastering the job search
Building a career in data analytics goes far beyond technical skills. Standout in the interview process by building an effective resume and cover letter, and learn the best way to answer common technical interview questions.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The training is 100 percent online, but it’s interactive. You will complete your Google certificate program on the Coursera platform. You will interact with your squad and access career coaching services through the Merit America platform. Both provide a blended online learning environment where you will participate in live virtual meetings and complete coursework independently online through industry-recognized partners, like Google.
You will leverage learning tools such as the widely used digital workplace platforms and software, including: Zoom, Slack, Google Suite, and our customized Merit America Learner Portal.