Career Opportunities for Graduates of Data Science Degree

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Data is increasingly becoming more and more valuable for organizations in every sector you can think of. It is the basic foundation of all the tech trends that we see today – artificial intelligence, bots, machine learning, etc. Data Science and big data have become two buzzwords nowadays and the knowledge obtained during a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in any of these streams is incredibly valuable in today’s job market.

Data scientists play a vital role for any kind of business. They extract important details from a range of sources and interpret it to analyse and find solutions to business problems. There are numerous career opportunities after the completion of your data science degree. Some of them are listed below:

  1. Statistician

As a statistician, you will have to collect, analyse and interpret quantitative data through various statistical methods and tests. You will also be validating the results, designing surveys and advising on strategy. They work for companies in public sector, consulting and reporting, and market research.

  1. Data Analyst

Data Analysts as the name suggests, work with large amounts of data: facts, figures, and number crunching. As a data analyst, you’ll have to see through the data and analyze it to help companies make better business decisions. The most common employers include companies in finance, telecommunications, manufacturing and construction and utility.

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  1. Data Mining or Big Data Engineer

As a data miner or big data engineer, you will not only have to work on collecting, storing, processing, and analyzing of big chunks of data, but also have to be responsible for integrating this data with the company infrastructure. The largest employers of professional data miners or big data engineers are companies in technology, retail, entertainment and trade.

  1. Business Intelligence Specialist

A Business Intelligence Specialist works with cross-function teams and gathers, documents and approves business requirements to generate reports. As a BI specialist, you will also be responsible to ensure the use of BI application enhances business decision making capabilities. Common employers of Business Intelligence analyst are organization in technology, finance, and consulting.

  1. Program/Project Manager

As a project manager, you will have to use data and insights provided by operational department to make business decisions.  You will be responsible for the planning of tasks and work that needs to be done, making sure the work meets the required standards and is delivered within deadlines.  This role is common in almost every type of organization regardless of sector.

There are plenty of places around the world where you can pursue Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in data science or big data. The three most popular study abroad destinations are:

United States

United Kingdom


Consult iae GLOBAL India for further information on the best colleges and universities abroad offering a degree in data science or big data.

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