Top 10 Career Launching Courses of 2017

Top 10 Career Launching Courses of 2017

We’ve highlighted the top ten courses that have launched careers for learners around the world.

Learners from all around the world use Coursera to get in-demand skills that help launch their careers. Whether they’re diving into a new job, seeking a promotion, or gaining knowledge for a current role, our goal is to help learners succeed professionally and personally.

Learner Outcomes Surveys are a permanent part of our platform experience. Every learner, anywhere in the world, who completes a course receives a survey a few months later. We found that  85% of career-focused learners who completed courses reported career benefits in 2017.

Number one on the list is Machine Learning taught by our co-founder Andrew Ng – over 8 million learners have signed up for this course in the last 6 years. Machine learning proves to be one of the hottest skills in the job market to this day. From the technology that gave us self-driving cars and practical speech recognition, the value of understanding machine learning is undeniable.

Learning How to Learn by the University of California, San Diego, is a long time favorite with over 1,000,000 enrolled learners. No matter what industry you are working in, knowing how to master the tough subjects in your discipline is always important. The course teaches invaluable techniques that will help anyone succeed in the workplace.

Explore the list below to find a course that will help you launch your career in the new year:                       

Top 10 Career Launching Courses of 2017*

  1. Machine Learning – Stanford University
  2. Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects – University of California, San Diego
  3. The Data Scientist’s Toolbox – Johns Hopkins University
  4. R Programming – Johns Hopkins University
  5. Business Metrics for Data-Driven Companies – Duke University
  6. Programming for Everybody (Getting Started in Python) – University of Michigan
  7. Introduction to Big DataUniversity of California, San Diego
  8. Python Data Structures – University of Michigan
  9. Using Databases with Python – University of Michigan
  10. Financial Markets – Yale University

*based on the total number of learners who reported career benefits from learner outcomes survey on Dec 19th, 2017.


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