The term Data Science was first coined by Google, and just like Google, Data Science has taken off. Corporations are overwhelmed by a firehose of data that they don't have the capability to sort, manage, or interpret. They are faced with a critical shortage of data scientists who can synthesize huge amounts of information from multiple sources, derive new insights, and articulate their findings. This is where you come in. Are you interested in contributing important insights that are changing the way we live, how we work, and our interaction with the world around us? If so, then kick-start your career in Data Science with a graduate degree from WPI. With its long history of research in data management, statistics, and business analytics, WPI is one of a handful of universities ready to prepare graduates for the challenges of this rapidly expanding field.

Average Starting Salary

WPI Graduates:

  • Bachelor’s: N/A
  • Master’s: $141,250
  • PhD: N/A

Average National Starting Salary (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2015): $43,520

Average National Starting Salary (reported by the NACE Salary Survey): $82,825 (Computer and Information Sciences)

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Companies that have Hired WPI Data Scientists

  • Amazon
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • KAYAK
  • The Hanover Insurance Group
  • United Technologies Corporation (UTC)

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Sample Job Titles

  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Research Analyst

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Sample Professional Associations and Clubs

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Popular Industries for Data Scientists

  • Banking and Finance
  • Government
  • Health and Medicine
  • Insurance

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