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Employees with big data skill sets are in demand. In a 2011 report, McKinsey Global Institute estimated that by 2018, there will be four million big data related positions in the U.S. that require quantitative and analytical skills. However, there will be a potential shortfall of 1.5 million data-savvy managers and analysts to fill these positions.

Job Titles

Some of the jobs available in big data analytics field include:

Companies

USF graduates have received job offers from companies such as: Citi, Verizon, JPMorgan Chase, Raymond James, General Motors, Lockhead Martin, Deloitte, Tribridge, AT&T, Bank of America, PricewaterhouseCoopers, DTCC, WellCare and Nielsen.

Salaries

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for operations research analysts was $78,630 in May 2015.

Job Growth

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for the job category Operations Research Analyst is expected to grow by 30 percent through 2024 – much faster than average.