Data Analyst – $70,060 /year – Data analysts build systems to collect large amounts of data. They then clean and organize the raw data according to the necessary data points and interpret them to derive relevant conclusions.
Data Scientist – $119,563 /year – The roles of a data scientist are similar to those of a data analyst in that they use their understanding of data analysis, statistics, and programming to process big data and turn it into actionable insights. Unlike data analysts, these professionals go the extra mile to develop solutions to business challenges. In addition, they create new questions for data analysts to find answers to.
Machine Learning Engineer – $142,988 /year – Machine learning engineers have advanced knowledge of artificial intelligence. They develop independent software to help automate predictive models based on significant data results.
Data Architect – $136,106 /year – Data Architect collects and maintains industry data, creating secure databases based on client needs and coding requirements. After designing the initial database, data engineers manage, organize, and draw conclusions from their findings.
Business Intelligence Analyst – $86,220 /year – Also known as business intelligence managers, these professionals oversee data collection and analysis activities for the companies that hire them. In addition to identifying key data points, they also establish communications between the IT staff they oversee and senior management to ensure needs are understood and met.