Job Forecast 2018-05-23T19:16:18+00:00

It’s good to be #1.

Data Scientist is currently the #1 job title in the country, with a median salary of $92,089. Join the ranks of the experts using Big Data insights to impact big changes in cities nationwide with a Masters in Data Science or a Masters in Business Analytics from Merrimack College.

Source:, Obtained April 2017

New York

Who’s Hiring: Amazon | Seatgeek | Squarespace | MLB

Hiring for: Business Intelligence Data Engineer | Data Scientist | Intelligence Analyst

Number of Jobs: 2,643

Median Salary: $99,114


Who’s Hiring: AstraZeneca | Nielsen | Wayfair | M.I.T.

Hiring for: Data Visualization Specialist | Health Data Analyst | Cyber Analytics Engineer

Number of Jobs: 1,017

Median Salary: $98,221

San Francisco

Who’s Hiring: Lyft | Twitter | Yelp | Charles Schwab

Hiring for: Data Infrastructure Engineer | Quantitative Data Analyst | Lead Data Architect

Number of Jobs: 1,744

Median Salary: $118,768

Washington, D.C.

Who’s Hiring: CIA | Geico | NASA | 3M

Hiring for: Data Policy Analyst | Public Health Security Surveillance Data Scientist | Senior Risk Analytics

Number of Jobs: 1,478

Median Salary: $96,080

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