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Given the strong demand for data scientists and the shortage of people trained in the field, it’s no surprise that the average mid-career salary for data scientists in the United States is $128,227 (Glassdoor, 2019).

Here’s a quick look at some of the most popular occupations for data scientists:

  • Financial analyst
  • Computer systems engineer/architect
  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Computer programmer
  • Statistician
  • Data analyst
  • Data mining or big data engineer

Here are the types of organizations that employ data scientists:

  • National and local governments
  • Consulting and reporting companies
  • Market research companies
  • Research institutes
  • Technology firms
  • Manufacturers
  • Construction and utility companies
  • Entertainment companies
  • Retailers
Willamette University

MS in Data Science

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.