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Business and Healthcare Data Analytics
Business and Healthcare Data Analytics
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bar graph Employers are eagerly seeking graduates with backgrounds in statistics, applied mathematics and computer science knowledge. Positions for analysts are in demand throughout business, industry, healthcare, and government sectors. McKinsey & Co. forecasts that the United States will face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with data science skills by 2018. In 2016, Forbes magazine wrote an article about the best job to pursue and the top job was Data Scientist and the article lists a median salary of $116,000. As of January 5, 2018, when searching for one common job title for data scientists, ``data analyst'', on glassdoor.com, we found 1,235 jobs posted in the Chicago area.

 

Career Opportunities

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McKinsey & Co. forecasts that the United States will face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with data science skills by 2018. In 2016, Forbes magazine wrote an article about the best job to pursue and the top job was Data Scientist and the article lists a median salary of $116,000.  As of January 5, 2018, when searching for one common job title for data scientists, ``data analyst'', on glassdoor.com, we found 1,235 jobs posted in the Chicago area.

Business and Healthcare

 

Hand pointing to graphicBusiness Higher Education Forum (BHEF) suggests that 2.7 million data science and analytics job openings will occur by the year 2020. In the same article, BHEF states that 69% of executives would like their employees to have the skill sets of a data scientist or analyst by 2021. Facebook, Amazon and other giant corporations have placed an emphasis on computer and data science positions. Regional and national healthcare organizations are seeking individuals skilled in data management, research, and analysis to optimize healthcare delivery, patient outcomes, and Stewthoscope on data pagesrecords management. In a recent article in JMIR Medical Informatics, Kruse, et al, analyzed opportunities that big data is creating in health care. Their analysis revealed that quality improvement, population management and health, early detection of disease, data quality, structure, and accessibility, improved decision making, and cost reduction would all be impacted positively by data analysts in the healthcare arena.

 

The Benedictine Benefit

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Benedictine University has a tradition of excellence in undergraduate science programs. The College of Science at Benedictine offers degrees that provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to enter rewarding careers. Our degree programs in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Data Science, and Mathematics are proven platforms for success. Many students find that combining one of these majors with a minor in business or health science allows them to create a specialized academic opportunity that suits their passions and their aptitudes, and provides the background highly sought by employers.

 

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William R. Law, Ph.D
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