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Data Analysis Careers

Big data is big business, and data analysis careers are booming. The way we access information continues to evolve and information security is becoming increasingly important. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, career opportunities in both the public and private sector for people with a background in data analytics and information technology will increase by 13 percent over the next decade. Some careers will see even greater growth, for example, the BLS predicts that we will need 33 percent more statisticians by 2026.

Here’s a look at some more fast-growing careers in analytics:

Information Research Scientist

  • 2017 median pay: $114,520
  • Number of jobs in 2016: 27,900
  • Job outlook 2016-2026: 19 percent
  • What they do: invent and design new approaches to computing technology

Database Administrator

  • 2017 median pay: $87,020
  • Number of jobs in 2016: 119,500
  • Job outlook 2016-2026: 11 percent
  • What they do: use specialized software to store, organize and protect data

Information Security Analyst

  • 2017 median pay: $95,510
  • Number of jobs in 2016: 100,000
  • Job outlook 2016-2026: 26 percent
  • What they do: plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems

Systems Architect

    • 2017 median pay: $88,270
    • Number of jobs in 2016: 650,000
    • Job outlook 2016-2026: 9 percent
    • What they do: study an organization’s current computer systems and procedures and design solutions to make them more efficient and effective


      • 2017 median pay: $84,760
      • Number of jobs in 2016: 40,300
      • Job outlook 2016-2026: 33 percent
      • What they do: analyze data and apply mathematical and statistical techniques to help solve real-world problems in business, engineering, healthcare, or other fields

Get in on the big data boom early

Interested in any of the above data analysis careers? An online Master of Science in Analytics from Notre Dame of Maryland University can help you advance in your current career or prepare you for the jobs of the future. The program is 100 percent online and focused on multidisciplinary competencies in knowledge management technologies, qualitative processes and economic principles of change risk management.