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M.S. in Data Science - Computer Science Concentration - Career Outlook

Turn your Programming Skills into Effective Big Data Discovery Tools

Career paths for computer scientists with an understanding of big data analysis, management, and presentation are nearly limitless. As businesses push the limits of technology, professionals who not only can analyze the data collected, but also implement and manage the systems that analyze and collect the data will be in extreme demand.

Diverse industries such as software development, marketing, finance, logistics, and the sciences are experiencing a growing need for professionals who can gather, organize, and interpret data sets of massive sizes. This requires a broader skill set than any of these fields has ever required before. Obtaining an advanced degree in Data Science will qualify experts in numerous fields to fulfill these expanding roles.

Job growth for computer and information research scientists is projected to increase 15 percent by 2022, which is faster than average for most occupations, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The yearly average salary in this field is $102,190. 

Professionals in this industry typically find themselves holding roles such as:


  • Business Systems Analysts
  • Data Scientists
  • Marketing Analysts
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Product Marketing Managers
  • Software Engineers
  • Software Developers
  • Solutions Architects
  • Supply Chain Analysts

For many companies, data science is all about finding innovative ways to utilize data to connect people and to grow business. In the marketing field, data scientists can identify consumers at a certain point in a sales funnel and devise ways to move them closer to making a purchase.

For individuals working with big data in a scientific field, data science is a valuable tool that allows for identifying patterns within a data set and manipulating variables to test theories. A geneticist can isolate a specific gene to study the possible effects of genetic abnormalities, gene therapy, or environmental impacts.

Lewis University's online Master of Science in Data Science with a concentration in Computer Science gives you the skills to discover the meaning buried in big data, along with the software development skills needed to set yourself apart from your peers.

If you are motivated to create innovative ways to store, access, and utilize big data to create positive change in the world, you will find great satisfaction in a computer scientist career. Earning your master’s degree online with Lewis University will allow you to advance your career without sacrificing the valuable time you spend with your family or at your current job.

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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.