By definition, data and information are two very different things. Data is defined as “raw facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis,” and those facts or statistics are sometimes collected randomly and without any organization. Information is data given context and organized to allow for others to make informed decisions on a particular, relevant matter at hand. Because of the inherent importance of data analysis in many industries, the job of big data analyst is one that should come with great appreciation and consideration of those looking to get into a similar field. In the infographic below from our friends over at MeriTalk, we’ll break down big data analysis as a career and show you why it’s already one of the big jobs to look out for now and in the coming years.