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Data Analytics in the Public Sector with R

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Using Data to Inform Public Policy

Every government entity collects and stores millions of data points to perform administrative and legislative duties, allocate resources, and make decisions. Professionals in the public sector need the necessary skills to accurately interpret and inform administrators and policymakers about the meaning behind these data. This Specialization will equip you with fundamental technical skills using the R programming language to gather, manipulate, analyze, visualize, and interpret data to inform public policy and public administrative functions. Throughout four courses, you will gain new skills using the popular tidyverse packages, such as dplyr for data manipulation and ggplot for visualization. You will identify and address common political and ethical challenges in data analysis, and better understand public administration and public policy concepts using hands-on activities with real-world data sets. This course series is ideal for current or early-career professionals in the public sector looking to gain skills in analyzing public data effectively. There are no prerequisites, though programming experience, ideally with the R language, and basic applied statistics knowledge are recommended. The Google Data Analytics Professional Certificate offers such foundational skills. You will earn a dual badge when you complete the Google Career Certificate and this Specialization. All coursework is completed in RStudio in Coursera without the need to install additional software

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From University of Michigan via Coursera
Hours 84
Instructors Christopher Brooks, Paula Lantz
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Data Science

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Benefits Counselor, Public Sector $58k

Public Sector Energy Advisor $64k

Analyst, Public Sector Marketing $78k

Public Sector Account Specialist $81k

Project Manager, Public Sector $84k

NYS Public Sector AM $97k

Senior Public Sector & Education $104k

Public Sector Sales $116k

Senior Public Sector Partner $121k

Administrator, US Public Sector 2 $156k

Senior Public Sector Consultant $177k

Administrator, US Public Sector Lead $189k

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From University of Michigan via Coursera
Hours 84
Instructors Christopher Brooks, Paula Lantz
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Data Science

Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile (33rd - 99th).

Benefits Counselor, Public Sector $58k

Public Sector Energy Advisor $64k

Analyst, Public Sector Marketing $78k

Public Sector Account Specialist $81k

Project Manager, Public Sector $84k

NYS Public Sector AM $97k

Senior Public Sector & Education $104k

Public Sector Sales $116k

Senior Public Sector Partner $121k

Administrator, US Public Sector 2 $156k

Senior Public Sector Consultant $177k

Administrator, US Public Sector Lead $189k

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