Career Path: Data Analytics

“What attracted me to data science was the possibility of predicting the future.” – Elom Goka ’14


The field of data analytics encompasses a wide variety of data-related careers. Typically, a data science firm works to capture, maintain, process, and analyze data and then communicate the results. Data scientists are able to translate enormous amounts of data into answers that stakeholders in varying industries can utilize.

Facts & Figures

Figures taken from Forbes, GlassDoor, PayScale, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Number of Jobs in 2020: 700,000
  • Job outlook: 28% (2020-2030)
  • Starting salary: $88,650/yr
  • Mid-career salary: $103,132/yr
  • Typical Entry-Level Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Soft Skills

  • Creative Problem-Solving
  • Productive Collaboration & Flexibility
  • Organizational Skills
  • Focus & Attention to Detail

Technical Skills & Credentials

  • Programming Languages: Python, R, SAS, SQL
  • Data Management
  • Model-Building

How to Get Started

  1. Take Beloit College courses in:
    • Programming/Coding
    • Databases
    • Statistics & Quantitative Methods
    • Storytelling Using Data
    • Online Coding and Analytics Courses
    • Data Analytics Internships
  2. Talk with your advisor and Economics & Business faculty:
  3. Connect with Beloit Alumni in accounting careers.
  4. Visit Career Works.

Alumni Stories

Kelly McLean ’20

From a Basketball Captain to a Data Analyst

A former basketball captain to now a young talented Data Analyst, Kelly McLean ’20 describes how her Beloit journey helped guide her to the perfect career pathway!

Koont Htar ’17

Preparation for a career in Meta

A result-oriented professional, Koont Htar ’17 shares how her experience at Beloit College has set her up for success in working at Meta.


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