It is job placement season and the Institute’s version of “March Madness” is coming to a conclusion with 95% of the Class of ’22 — 115 candidates looking to secure employment — having succeeded in the process of engaging employers in the yearly ritual of converting interviews into job offers. At this point at the end of March fifty-nine employers have made a total of 232 offers of employment — far ahead of the pace in recent years. In total, 97% of students in the class received one or more job offers, and 95% have accepted new positions, with a median annual base salary (ABS) of $115,000. The placement process is on the path to full employment by graduation on May 1. The Institute has a long-standing track record of placing 90% or more of its students by graduation. Data on student outcomes is published promptly by May 15 each year in the Institute’s annual employment report.
“Demand for the top data science talent is the strongest we’ve seen in a decade,” said the Institute’s director, Dr. Michael Rappa. “Preliminary placement data for the Class of ’22 show candidates receiving employment opportunities that earn them, on average, nearly twice what they had earned, or could have earned, prior to entering the Institute. I cannot recall a better time to begin one’s journey as a data scientist.”
The Institute for Advanced Analytics has produced over 1,100 graduates since 2008—the majority of them data scientists —working in over 400 organizations from coast-to-coast and 25 countries around the globe.