Business Analytics Careers

There are many exciting careers within the business analytics field, many of which offer lucrative salaries and career advancement opportunities. Business analysts handle big data and statistical modeling. Concentrations are available for professionals interested in specific fields, such as budgeting, security, and computer systems.

By 2018, the United States alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions. McKinsey Global Institute

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 9% growth rate for computer systems analysts between 2016 and 2026, which equals about 53,000 new jobs. The salary offered to business analysts can vary by level of experience and industry.

Average Salary by Career Paths
Job Title Median Salary
Budget Analyst $57,728
Business Intelligence Analyst $65,764
Computer Systems Analyst $66,024
Information Security Analyst $70,126
Average Salary for BI Analysts by Experience Level
Experience Median Salary
Entry Level (0-5 Years) $63,000
Mid Career (5-10 Years) $78,000
Experienced (10-20 Years) $86,000
Late Career (20+ Years) $89,000

The professionals below all have business analytics experience and insight. You can read their full interviews by clicking on the links below.