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  1. Harvard Business Review named Data Scientist the “Sexiest job of the 21st century”. More recently, Glassdoor named it the “Best Job of the Year” for 2016.
  2. According to TeamLease, a staffing solutions company, data scientists with around 5 years’ experience are earning over 75 lakh per annum as compared to 8-15 lakh for CAs and 5-8 lakh for engineers with the same experience level.
  3. In the US, data scientists get upwards of $2,00,000 per annum.
  4. India will face a demand-supply gap of 2,00,000 analytics professionals over the next three years which means more and more jobs !
  5. These courses are provided by Top Universities in USA and these programs are STEM accredited which gives students 2 years of extra OPT as opposed to 1 year OPT for non-STEM accredited programs. This means you can work for 3 years in USA after completion of your course.


Different courses that you can pursue for a career in Data Science include MIS (MS Information Systems), MS Business Analytics, MS Information Technology, MS Technology Management, MS Computer Science (with Data Science concentration).

EdElevate’s Recent Admits in Data Science

_0001_varunVarun Sinha
MS Computer Science
University of Texas, Austin
_0006_rahulRahul Singh
MS Computer Science
North Carolina State University
_0000_veditaVedita Malhotra
University of Arizona (Eller)
_0012_gagandeepGagandeep Singh
University of Maryland
_0002_urwashiUrvashi Khasu
Shalab GargShalab Garg
Carnegie Mellon University