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MS in Data Analytics
Career Prospects
Given the nascency of this field, the demand for trained, experienced data analysts with advanced problem solving skills far exceeds the supply. According to a report by the McKinsey Global Institute, the United States alone faces a shortage of 140,000-190,000 individuals with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts capable of analyzing Big Data and making decisions based on their findings.

Data analytics graduates are highly sought after and well compensated. The national average data scientist salary is $118,709, according to

Data scientists need a broad-based understanding of business and data analytics capabilities in addition to strong communication skills. Looking for innovative thinkers that can gain insights from data trends, graduates of this program can work as data analysts, data scientists, chief data officers, consultants and managers.

According to a Forbes report, the top 10 Big Data employers in 2015 were Dell, Cisco, Oracle, Adobe Systems, Mede Analytics, IBM, Accenture, CA Technologies, Splunk and Amazon.

Earn your University of Texas at San Antonio M.S. in Data Analytics and join the cadre of in-demand professionals.

“Where Big Data Jobs Will Be in 2016,” Forbes Article November 2015
“Hoping to land this year’s ‘hottest job’? Here's what you need to be a data scientist,” PCWorld January 2016


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For more information about this program contact Program Director Max Kilger or call our Graduate Programs office at (210) 458-4641

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