According to IBM’s Analytics Department, by the year 2020 job openings for data scientists and advanced analytical roles (specifically) will reach 62,000. Although significant, that number represents just 2% of the projected demand for all jobs requiring the skills found in such a major.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer and information research scientist jobs are projected to grow at a 19% rate, much faster than the national average through 2026. Actuarial positions are projected to grow at a 22% rate. Statisticians show projected growth of 34%. Operations research analysts are projected to grow at a 27% rate. The future of data science in industry is clearly strong.
A wide variety of career options exists for the Data Science professional. A DS graduate can launch a successful career in any one of the following positions:
- Data Scientist
- GIS Manager/Senior Scientist
- Quantitative Analyst
- Data Architect
- Medical Data Analyst
- Computational Scientist
- Senior Marketing Analyst
- Machine Learning Engineer
- Genomics Scientist
- Big Data Scientist
- Research and Development Scientist
While this list is not exhaustive, this set of careers is relevant across the economic spectrum, leaving you with the skills necessary to succeed in a growing technological society and workforce.
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