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Studying Data Analytics

With each email, website click and Facebook like, we are creating data. Growing popularity of social media is causing an explosion in data available to businesses and governments to analyse and make decisions.

This is why the demand for business analytics professionals has never been greater. These professionals use sophisticated computers, specially created software and statistical tests to manipulate and analyse large data sets.

Some of the most popular universities in the United States that offer programmes in data analytics include:

  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • University Of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Maryland University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • University of Central Oklahoma

Salary and Career Prospects

Data analytics professional are hired by online retail companies, including IT and tech, retail and hospitality and banks.

Some of the roles they take up are Data Analyst, Business Intelligence Consultant, Data Warehouse Consultant and Database Administrator.

Salaries vary based on experience, qualifications, skills and location. As a guide, data analytics professionals earn around $65,000 a year (46 lakhs INR).

Why study in USA?

The United States of America is the most popular destination for international students. Its universities are widely regarded as being among the best in the world for teaching, learning and research. In fact, American universities consistently outrank non-American universities in QS World Rankings every year.

The US economy is the world’s largest. The country is the birthplace of conglomerates like Amazon, Dell, Microsoft, Citi Group, Ford and Walmart. American companies operate in pretty much every sector or industry, ranging from IT and technology to pharmaceutical to retail, transport, and hospitality. Different regions of the United States are known for excelling in different industries. California, for example is a world-leading IT and technology hub and New York is a major business, banking and finance hub. In addition to this, several international agencies like the United Nations, World Bank are headquartered in USA.

The country is a popular tourist destination, with millions of tourists drawn to its vibrant cities, breathtakingly beautiful national parks and landscapes, excellent dining, hospitality and leisure options and historic buildings, museums and art galleries. New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle are among the biggest cities.

There is no language barrier because English is the de facto official language. However, USA is a multicultural country and several hundred languages are spoken at community level.

International graduates are able to apply for a post-study work permit, or optional practical training (OPT) as it is called in the States for a period of up to 36 months.

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