Data Science LaptopAccording 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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