Nationwide, data analytics graduates usually transition into one of ten different occupation groups.

Possible Occupation Groups

  • data analysis and mathematics
  • software development (including application design and market needs)
  • business analysis
  • database specialists
  • network and systems engineering
  • business intelligence
  • marketing specialists
  • financial analysis
  • mechanical and related engineers
  • general research with applications in human resources and health.

The most common job title is data analysts with title variations based on application area (e.g., business, finance, operations, management, or intelligence). Other common job titles needing data analyst credentials include software development engineer, quality engineer, data scientist, and process engineer. The occupations targeted by skills in data analytics are broad, encompassing fields in the natural, computational, and social sciences such as geography, biostatistics, actuarial sciences, logistics, quality control, business, and cybersecurity.