Making Sense of Data
With so many different types of technology in use today—from artificial intelligence and natural language processing to digitized healthcare records and online learning—data analytics is growing at a rapid pace. Experts now predict that more than 150 zettabytes of data will need analysis by 2025, creating thousands of analytics jobs within a wide range of industries. Professionals who understand how to leverage this data to help organizations make better business decisions will be in high demand for years to come.
An Insider’s Perspective
Northeastern faculty maintain deep connections to the analytics industry. Here’s what they have to say about the growing demand for data analytics professionals.
Launching Your Data Analytics Career
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, analytics jobs will grow by about 33 percent by 2030. This growth is driven in part by an increasing number of businesses launching AI initiatives, adopting Big Data technologies, and prioritizing data in decision making.
To position yourself as a competitive candidate for one of these new roles, you’ll need to have a strong understanding of the latest data analysis trends and develop core skills in the field, including:
- Microsoft Excel
- R or Python Statistical Programming
- Data Visualization
- Machine Learning
You’ll also need to practice your critical thinking skills to solve problems creatively and presentation skills to explain your findings and guide decision making.
Earning a master’s degree in analytics will not only teach you these skills, but will also set you apart from other candidates in the job market.
The Northeastern Difference
Northeastern offers more than 10 in-demand graduate degree and certificate programs in analytics. Each one teaches students in-demand skills and allows them to focus on specific disciplines within a variety of industries.
Unique features of our programs include:
Instruction from Industry Experts
Each analytics program was developed by scholar-practitioners and thought leaders who understand the latest analytics trends. Our professors work directly with industry leaders and incorporate their years of experience into their teaching each day.
Northeastern’s focus on experiential learning ensures that you get real-world experience before graduation through co-ops, networking opportunities, and case studies. You’ll also graduate with a robust portfolio that showcases your depth and range of analytics skills.
Our alumni have launched successful careers at startups and industry giants like Facebook, Microsoft, Staples, Dell, and IBM. With alumni association chapters all over the world, it’s easy to connect with fellow Huskies for career advice, job opportunities, and more.