Data Scientists In Demand
Data science has been called “the sexiest job of the 21st Century.” With a projected shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills, as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions, data science is a rapidly growing, high-paying field.
Enormous amounts of data are generated every day in a range of areas—social media, search engines, insurance companies, healthcare organizations, hospitals, defense, retail, and many others. Those trained to analyze, visualize, and report these data will add great value across a range of sectors.
What makes IU's Data Science different?
There are four significant ways in which our data science program stands out from our competitors: breadth of coverage, world-leading faculty, strong industry links with excellent career services, and with options for online or in residence programs. Our courses are created and taught by faculty who are international leaders in their fields. The School of Informatics and Computing is leading the way in the next generation of computing, with areas of expertise as diverse as complex systems, health informatics, high performance computing, networks and visualization, and bioinformatics. We have a strong record of students taking our programs being recruited into excellent jobs. As a student in the data science program, you get full access to the resources of our school, including our data science research faculty, strong links with industry, access to our School’s dynamic career services office and opportunities to progress further in academic or industry careers.