Data Analytics Overview

Career Opportunities Abound in Data Analytics

UMUC's online data analytics programs prepare you with sought-after knowledge to empower your career.

An online data analytics degree or certificate 1 from University of Maryland University College can provide you the in-demand knowledge and skills to advance in the fast-growing field of data analytics.

Data Analytics Internships and Jobs

Learn how UMUC's Career Center can help you land your next data analytics internship or job. Career counselors can review your resume and cover letter, explain the federal job search, help you find job openings, and assist you in preparing for interviews.

Fast Facts about the Data Analytics Job Market

Where the Jobs Are

The Washington, D.C., metropolitan area has the fifth-highest concentration of data analytics jobs in the country.2 See the map below for the top regions for data analytics jobs.

Data Analytics Job Opportunities

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Who's Recruiting in Data Analytics

Top 10 employers recruiting data analytics professionals 2

  1. Accenture
  2. Amazon
  3. IBM
  4. UnitedHealth Group
  5. Deloitte
  1. JP Morgan Chase Company
  2. Citi
  3. General Electric Company
  4. Capital One
  5. eBay

Top Data Analytics Job Titles

Top 10 data analytics job titles found most frequently in job postings 2

  1. Business analyst
  2. Data analyst
  3. Systems Analyst
  4. Business Intelligence Developer
  5. Business Systems Analyst
  1. Business Intelligence Analyst
  2. Financial Analyst
  3. ETL Developer
  4. Data Architect
  5. Solutions Architect

In-Demand Data Analytics Job Skills

Top 10 in-demand skills listed in data analytics job postings 2

  1. Structured Query Language (SQL)
  2. Business intelligence
  3. SAS business analytics software
  4. Data Warehousing
  5. Data Analysis
  1. Oracle
  2. Business Analysis
  3. Data management
  4. Business Process
  5. Extraction Transformation and Loading (ETL)

1 View gainful employment disclosures for certificates.
2 Source: Burning Glass International report of job postings for bachelor's and graduate degree holders in the data analytics field during 2013.
3 Source:  "Why This Nerd Has the Sexiest Job in Science," Fiscal Times, January 22, 2013.

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Big Data by the Numbers

Learn about the sources of fast-growing data. Then view the companion big data infographic to explore data analytics careers.

"As massive new sources of data and the ability to analyze them create enormous promise for business and government, the job of data scientist is hot in the new economy."  3

The Fiscal Times

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