HOW DATA ANALYSTS CAN BE A GREAT CAREER PATH FOR INTERNATIONAL BIOLOGY STUDENTS IN THE US

Biology is a popular degree subject and is the study of living creatures; it is heavily concerned with health and science so most tend to take career routes in this area, though this doesn’t mean there aren’t other options for you. The common jobs many people become are academic researcher, microbiologist, pharmacologist, marine biologist, and many others.

Here is one of the most popular careers graduates go on to after finishing their degree in biology, their job goals, and how much they earn. The handy tables below each section will tell you the approximate ultimate earning potential you can expect, the likely career progression path you might follow to do that career – and the top ten employers hiring candidates.

DATA ANALYST – IS IT FOR ME?  

Data analysts are highly mathematical, organised, and analytical, which are skills you can develop during several degrees that including biology. They are responsible for understanding data, presenting analysis, and helping others make sense of the data they manage. They will generally need to be very organised and have excellent attention to detail, as well as be able to communicate well to convey their analysis to the relevant people.  

Data analysts are in fact highly sought after – in almost all sectors. This is because data is compiled and needs to be sorted in any sector, so sectors including the government, education, finance, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, and IT all are in search of data analysts. There are many different types of data analysts, so you will have plenty of choice in deciding which industry to work in; while all data analysts do vastly similar work, every job is different from another – even if they have the same job title. 

Some responsibilities a data analyst may have in more detail are developing records, identifying places to improve efficiency, and setting up or managing automated data processes. 

ULTIMATE EARNING POTENTIAL FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN THE US

Position in Career  Associated Salary (US)  
Entry Level Data Analyst 
You can begin your career as a successful data analyst by earning your bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject, such as maths or computer science, or making sure your degree includes data analytics and statistics. 
$45,000 
Experienced Data Analyst  
An experienced data analyst usually has a postgraduate qualification in the subject and have several years’ experience in the role. 
$63,000 
High Level/ Consultant Data Analyst  
As your experience grows you may be given more responsibilities to suit your level of knowledge, and in turn, you might be asked to offer guidance to younger data analysts.  
$87,000 

TOP 10 EMPLOYERS

  1. University of Michigan 
  2. AvantStay 
  3. Internews 
  4. Chevron 
  5. National Security Agency 
  6. Microsoft 
  7. Ithaka Harbors, Inc 
  8. US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 
  9. Logikcull 
  10. Greenway Health 

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