If you are interested in embarking on a career in tech, you’re probably wondering what your new job title could be, and even what your salary might look like.* In this mini-series, we will take each of our programs here at Codeup: Data Science, Web Development, and Cloud Administration, and outline respectively potential job titles, as well as entry-level salaries. Today we will be diving into our Data Science program, with four potential job titles you could take on!
During this 20-week program, you will have the opportunity to take your career to new heights with data science being one of the most needed jobs in tech. You’ll gather data, then clean it, explore it for trends, and apply machine learning models to make predictions.
Upon completing this program, you will know how to turn insights into actionable recommendations. You’ll be a huge asset to any company, having all the technical skills to become a data scientist with projects upon projects of experience under your belt.
1. Data Scientist
Essentially, a Data Scientist is responsible for analyzing how a business performs to ensure the business stays competitive and relevant. They review the data for deeper meaning and examine it for patterns in an effort to create solutions to business problems. According to Zip Recruiter, the average entry-level salary for a Data Scientist in Texas is $60,677.
2. Data Analyst
A Data Analyst finds ways to solve a business’ problems through raw data analysis. They are then responsible for sharing this information with management and stakeholders. According to Indeed, the average entry-level salary for a Data Analyst is $60,332.
3. Machine Learning Engineer
A Machine Learning (ML) Engineer is usually on a Data Science team. They are responsible for artificial intelligence, and its functions as well as making predictions on other machine learning capabilities. They will create ML prototypes and models, then test and retrain where necessary. According to Salary.com, the average entry-level salary for a ML Engineer is $115,795.
4. Business Intelligence Analyst
A Business Intelligence Analyst, also known as a BI Analyst is responsible for understanding computer programming languages. Their primary goal is to give accurate insight to decision-makers regarding the market, productivity, competition, and customer responses. According to Payscale, the average entry-level salary for a BI Analyst is $58,627.
We understand changing careers can be scary. If you chose Codeup, we will make sure you are plenty prepared to not only take on one of these roles but succeed in it.
This program gives you more than a textbook and a bank of pre-recorded lectures. You get hands-on instruction from industry experts, along with the power to change your life.
If you’re ready, apply today and let’s turn your dreams into reality and get your seat secured in our next Data Science cohort.
*Disclaimer: All information presented in this article is by no means guaranteed by completing a Codeup program. Salaries and duties vary based on factors such as company, location, and experience. These salaries are estimates based on San Antonio, TX data, and these duties are general and may not be exact for every position.