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M.S. in Data Science - Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Concentration - Career Outlook

Combine Data Mining Skills and Biological Understanding to Solve Pressing Problems in the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

As the healthcare industry continues to advance and grow, professionals with a mastery of big data analysis are bound for career success. In fact, in 2012 alone, approximately 500 petabytes of digital healthcare data was collected throughout the world, and it is estimated that the amount of data created by 2020 will reach 25,000 petabytes. Thus, the need to distill this data and understand what it means not only saves health organizations money, it helps healthcare providers offer greater care and treatment to their patients.

In addition, the health care industry is the fastest-growing sector in the job market today. With our growing and aging population demanding more health care services, the need for a wide variety of health care professionals is projected to continue growing for many years to come. Earning your M.S, in Data Science in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics concentration* will give you a distinct advantage when you are ready to begin your career in health care.

Careers with a Future

With a M.S. in Data Science with Computational Biology and Bioinformatics concentration, professionals will earn impressive yearly salaries, but will also find rewarding and challenging work with any one of the positions below.

  • Clinical data analysts
  • Healthcare compliance lead analysts
  • Product analysts
  • Rx benefit analysts
  • Senior health informatics analysts

Lewis University's online Master of Science in Data Science with a concentration in  Computational Biology and Bioinformatics ensures graduates gain both a mastery of big data mining and a deep understanding of biology and current health trends. This unique interdisciplinary program provides students with a deep understanding of statistics, data mining and biotechnology research.

With an advanced degree in Data Science, professionals working in various fields can master the skills necessary to streamline their own workflow by creating data storage solutions on-site. Few people currently working with computational biology and bioinformatics data possess such a broad knowledge base. To set yourself apart from other job applicants, the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics master’s degree is an excellent choice.

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Take charge of your career today and gain an understanding of data analysis. Call (866) 967-7046 to speak with a Graduate Admissions Counselor or click here to request more information.

*Formerly known as Concentration for Life Sciences.