MS in Data Analytics - Careers

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There's a big future in big data. Be a big part of it.

As recently as 2010, the data management and analytics industry was valued at upwards of $100 billion, with annual growth of nearly 10 percent (double that of the software business overall). Today, demand from employers for professionals skilled at handling large amounts of data is up 60% in the United States alone, according to a report by McKinsey Global Institute. By the year 2018, data science jobs will number 500,000, with the shortfall of qualified data scientists hovering around 200,000. SNHU's online data analytics graduate degree will help fill that growing talent gap.

With our online data analytics graduate degree, you’ll be valued across a wide array of industries and careers from information technology/computer science, finance (insurance, risk assessment, accounting), business (marketing, sales, ecommerce), and government, retail, and educational institutions (admissions, institutional research). Occupations likely to benefit most from a master’s degree in data analytics may include:

Data Analysts

The U.S. alone faces a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts to analyze big data and make decisions based on their findings. (Source: McKinsey Global Institute, Big Data: The Next Frontier for Innovation, Competition and Productivity)

Marketing Research Analysts

Employment of market research analysts is expected to grow 41 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Job prospects should be best for those with a master’s degree. (Source: BLS, Marketing Research Analytics)

Statisticians

Employment of statisticians is expected to increase by 14 percent from 2010 to 2020, as fast as the average for all occupations. Job prospects will be very good. (Source: BLS, Statisticians)

Mathematicians

Employment of mathematicians is expected to increase by 16 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. There will be competition for jobs because of the small number of openings in this occupation. (Source: BLS, Mathematicians)

Management Analysts

Employment among management analysts is expected to grow 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for the services of these workers will grow as organizations continue to seek ways to improve efficiency and control costs. (Source: BLS, Management Analysts)

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