Career Paths in Data Analytics

According to recent data from Burning Glass Technologies, the growth for jobs requiring data science and analytics is projected to grow by 15% into 2022. In 2020 alone, data science and analytics job postings are expected to reach nearly 364,000.

While overall job growth has slowed during the pandemic and recession, job growth in the data science and analytics sector has slowed at a much slower rate than other sectors.

The demand for the data science and analytics skills impacts a variety of job roles across multiple industries with an increased impact on those in decision-making roles within their organizations. Our bachelor’s degree major and post-bachelor’s certificate in data analytics prepare students to be data professionals and decision makers in a variety of positions in private and governmental sectors.

Demand by Industry Sector

Leading industries for data analytics professionals include the following:

  • Professional Services (including technology)
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Manufacturing

Additional industries that employ data analytics professionals include:

  • Information
  • Healthcare and Social Assistance
  • Retail

Data Analytics Roles

Many different roles are available in public and private sectors for data analytics professionals. Among them are the following:

  • Analytics Managers
  • Data Scientists and Advanced Analysts
  • Data Analysts
  • Data Systems Developers
  • Functional Analysts
  • Data-Driven Decision Makers