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

Combining 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 every year, professionals with a mastery of data analysis, both large and small, are inevitably bound for successful careers. In fact, in 2012 alone, approximately 500 petabytes of digital healthcare data were collected throughout the world, and it is estimated that the amount of data created by 2020 will reach 25,000 petabytes, or 2.5 billion gigabytes. Thus, we need to distill this data, decipher what it means, and figure out ways to help healthcare providers offer greater care and treatment to their patients.

Healthcare relies heavily on technology now, so those who can work with their computer and data systems will have a number of career options available to them. In addition, the health care industry is the fastest-growing sector in the job market today. With our growing and aging population demanding more extensive and diverse health care services, the need for a wide variety of health care professionals is projected to continue growing for the foreseeable future.

Earning your Master of Science in Data Science in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics concentration* will give you a distinct advantage when you are ready to begin your career in the health care field.

Data Careers with a Future

With a M.S. in Data Science with Computational Biology and Bioinformatics concentration, professionals will earn competitive 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
  • Data researcher
  • Computations genomics scientist
  • Data engineer
  • Compound management manager
  • Data statistician

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 how to utilize it, as well as a deep understanding of biology and how it relates to current health trends. This unique interdisciplinary program provides students with a deep understanding of statistics, data mining, biotechnology research, and the technical skills needed to thrive in the field.

With a masters in data science, professionals working in various fields can hone and master the skills necessary to streamline their own workflow by creating data storage solutions and innovative ways to utilize data on-site. There are very few people currently working with computational biology and bioinformatics data so the need for such a broad knowledge base is in high demand. To set yourself apart from other job applicants, the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics master’s degree is an excellent choice to begin or advance your career.

How to Learn More About Advancing Your Career

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.