Considering pursuing a masters in statistics or data science. Was wondering what the difference in exit opportunities might be and what roles/fields both programs would allow me to pursue?

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Analytics roles are getting very saturated at good companies. They are still in high demand in the market as a whole, but if you apply to tech/finance/advertising companies, it will be difficult to differentiate yourself from the hundreds of other applicants (including international grad students) with just a Masters as it's quite easy to get (the data science/analytics ones are kind of a joke imo). I think there's a bigger demand for product managers from all companies with digital products as it's interdisciplinary and very difficult to find people with a strong dual skill set. Even most consultants who may have the soft skills can't code that well. Moreover a number of high tech companies will only look at former engineers for the role. All that said, my recommendation is you look at a masters in CS if your goal is to get more technical in your career

I have a masters in business analytics- previously known as operations science and closely related to data science, and I aligned with supply chain optimization- landed an excellent role here at EY, and loving it. My classmates went on to all kinds of opportunities- Boeing, Deloitte, Dell, SC Johnson, Eastman Chemical; pay is comparable to consulting Staff 2/Senior 1 I.e. mid 75-90K’s- but the opportunities grow from that amount and up

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Depends on school. If it is the likes of Carnegie Melon or Georgia Tech or Berkeley, Lighthouse has hired seniors directly. Your exit from data science programs shouldnt be consulting though, target the FANG. The data science work for example at Netflix or people analytics at Facebook is revolutionary and will pay 2x what big 4 would pay. I started at 105k from CMU at Deloitte two years ago. Only settle on Big4 or even BCG Gamma only if Fang opportunities were out of your skill level.

Fair enough kpmg1 what’s the starting salary for lighthouse, gamma, and FAANG for someone entry level?

On this topic, does anyone know anything about data science bootcamps? Are they any good? Or do you really need a masters to be competitive for jobs?

Data Incubator is super good but hard to get into their fellowship which is free, unless you already have a masters or advanced degree. Galvanize is also good in Bay Area or Denver. But is expensive, may not be as good as outright data science masters programs, but I know many people who have pivoted their careers from there.

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