A passion for business analytics and a desire to help shore up the potential shortage of data professionals led to the creation of a new digital publication dedicated to all things data science and business analytics. MastersofBusinessAnalytics.com launched in January 2020, packed with information about academic programs in the field, exciting careers and advice for professionals in the emerging field of business analytics.
With data recently supplanting oil as the world’s most valuable commodity, businesses all over the globe have one great need — talented data professionals. But a skills gap threatens to stymie the projected growth in the use of Big Data, and experts project a major shortage in the supply of workers who are trained and qualified in harnessing data to guide business decisions.
That’s where MastersofBusinessAnalytics.com comes in. The publication will report on careers, salary trends, educational offerings and newsworthy developments for students and professionals interested in these fields and more:
- Data Science
- Quantitative Analysis
- Computer Science
- Operations Research
- Artificial Intelligence
- Machine Learning
- Predictive Analytics
Jen Hood, a nationally renowned predictive analytics expert, will serve as the in-house career expert. Hood has worked with businesses large and small to enhance their use of data, and 2 years ago, she founded The Career Force, a coaching and career service for data analytics professionals.
“Analytics is a culture shift for most organizations. Whether they’re just starting or ramping up their efforts, companies are eager for qualified employees that can help them navigate a changing data landscape. I coach individuals every day that are keen to fill these roles. Unfortunately, the path to get into an analytics career is often unclear. I’m excited to help these professionals with clear resources for developing into data analysts and sharing insights on analytics jobs and careers on MastersofBusinessAnalytics.com.”
Recent articles on the site have included career profiles for more than a dozen of the most popular data analytics careers, covering things like typical salaries, biggest cities and skills required. Here’s a look at a few select careers and the typical national salaries uncovered by Masters of Business Analytics.com writers and researchers:
- Information Security Analyst: $75,800
- Intelligence Analyst: $93,655
- Business Analyst: $59,466
- Data Scientist: $95,998
- Data Manager: $61,400
- Quantitative Analyst: $83,900
- Logistics Analyst: $83,300
- Machine Learning Analyst: $111,200
The site also features reviews and analysis of educational programs in the field, ranking them according to a variety of factors, including academic reputation, credibility and overall value. Harvard University’s Master of Business Analytics was recently determined by the site’s writers and editors to be the best in the nation.
Other recent features on the site include how-to guides for careers in a variety of industries, such as finance, IT and marketing; rankings for online degrees in data analytics and related fields; and interviews with program directors and professors at a variety of colleges and universities.
More recently, the publication launched an exclusive analysis of data analytics jobs in California for 2020, which found that the hottest data analytics job in the state this year will be Data Scientist. New stories, research, and interviews will be added regularly.