Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician Major

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician is a program that prepares individuals to master and use computer software programs and applications for inputting, verifying, organizing, storing, retrieving, transforming (changing, updating, and deleting), and extracting information.

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician majors and degree programs includes instruction in using various operating system configurations and in types of data entry such as word processing, spreadsheets, calculators, management programs, design programs, database programs, and research programs.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician (use the College Search feature and enter "data processing” in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician?

With a major/degree in this field, you are prepared to develop and implement a set of techniques or analytics applications to transform raw data into meaningful information. You may hold job titles such as (but not limited to) data scientist, data research technician, data manager, and data process specialist.

 

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

 

Publications/Magazines Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician