Contact Admissions: (866) 967-7046

email: onlineprograms@lewisu.edu

Online Master of Science in Data Science – Career Outlook

Discover Career Success by Uncovering the Secrets Within Data Platforms

Lewis University's online Master of Science in Data Science program builds upon your current understanding of information systems and data storage.

You will graduate equipped with a technical skill set to efficiently store, manage, query, summarize, and utilize large sets of accumulated data. You will be able to develop systems that process massive amounts of data and use technical research to discover patterns, relationships and trends.

The courses in this program put you in the middle of real-world scenarios to ensure that what you learn is immediately applicable to the everyday work you do in data science.

Data Scientist: The Nation's Most Promising Job

With your M.S. in Data Science, you will be prepared for success as a Data Scientist, ranked the No. 1 job in America by Glassdoor and the 9th most promising job of 2018 by LinkedIn. This career path has a median base salary of $110,000, a job satisfaction score of 4.2 out of 5, and a career advancement score of 8 out of 10.

Plus, your expertise in data science gives you opportunities in almost every major field, from business and finance to government, healthcare, science, and education. As more industries realize the value of data mining and data-driven decision-making, professionals who understand big data are in demand.

Graduate with the knowledge and skills you need to stand out in a field that is poised to grow 19 percent by 2026, with thousands of job openings across the nation.

When you earn your Master of Science in Data Science, you'll be prepared to succeed as a Data Scientist, the nation's top-ranked job.

M.S. in data science career data

#1 Job in America

by Glassdoor*

9th Most Promising Job

of 2018, according to LinkedIn**

2nd Fastest-Growing Job

according to LinkedIn***

$113,000

median base salary**

45%

year-over-year job growth**

4.2 out of 5

job satisfaction score* (based on votes by Glassdoor users employed in this position; compared to a company average of 3.4)

8 out of 10

career advancement score++ (indicating a job most likely to lead to a promotion within an organization, as ranked by LinkedIn)

The skills you learn in data science apply across fields:

  • Business
  • Finance
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Science
  • Education

Sources:*Glassdoor, “50 Best Jobs in America,”
https://www.glassdoor.com/List/Best-Jobs-in-America-LST_KQ0,20.htm
**LinkedIn, “LinkedIn Data Reveals the Most Promising Jobs and In-Demand Skills of 2018,”
https://blog.linkedin.com/2018/january/11/linkedin-data-reveals-the-most-promising-jobs-and-in-demand-skills-2018
***LinkedIn, “Here Are the 20 Fastest-Growing Jobs in the US”
https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/blog/trends-and-research/2017/here-are-the-20-fastest-growing-jobs-in-the-us

What are the Data Science Career Options?

When you earn your Master of Science in Data Science from Lewis University, your valuable technical skills will be applicable to virtually every industry. Professionals with the ability to conduct effective technical research within massive amounts of data will continue to grow in demand in all industries across the board for many years to come.

Upon graduation, you will be qualified to fill engaging and valuable roles within sectors and specialties such as:

Business

systems analysis, data security, fraud prevention, predictive logistics, customer data management, quantitative analysis, statistician, data warehouse manager

Education

educational game and application development, online course design and delivery, academic advising, learning experience optimization, data modeler, database developer

Government

cyber security, defense systems, open dataset management, national security

Science

data mining and analysis, climate studies, precision medicine, genetics, biostatistics

 

Technology

software development and testing, cloud computing, data storage architecture, portal administration

Why Choose an Online Master's Degree Program?

Students in Lewis' online Data Science program earn the same coveted master's degree as on-campus students do. The difference is that online students schedule their studies around their current commitments to work and family. Many thousands of working professionals find that pursuing an advanced degree online affords them a level of flexibility they cannot enjoy by attending on-campus programs. An online degree allows working professionals to find time in their busy lives to further their education without putting their life on hold.

Individuals with a natural curiosity, intellectual agility and mathematical aptitude will find the Data Science program to be both challenging and fulfilling. Students who enjoy the rigors of sustained research and statistical analysis will flourish as pioneers in the data science industry.

How to Learn More About Data Science

Prepare to make an impact on your career and create real-world solutions with Lewis University's online Master of Science in Data Science degree program. Call (866) 967-7046 to speak with a Graduate Admissions Counselor or request more information.