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Businesses across the Pacific Northwest and beyond need skilled professionals who can apply sophisticated data science techniques to meet industry needs. The potential career fields and industries listed below are meant to highlight possibilities, but this is by no means exhaustive. There are few fields or industries not impacted by big data.

Specialization TrackSample Career FieldsIndustries
Actuarial ScienceAsset/investment management
Risk assessment
Finance
Insurance
Agricultural & Environmental SystemsForest management
Precision agriculture
Geographic information systems
Agriculture
Forest products
Govt. agencies
BusinessManagement consulting
Data architecture
Business intelligence
Airline
Shipping
Manufacturing
ComputationAnalytics software engineering
Data science
Database management
Software
Computer services
EconomicsForecasting
Auction design
E-commerce
Online retail
Travel
Real estate
Life SciencesBioinformatics
Biomedical R&D
Medical
Biotechnology
Physical SciencesCheminformatics
Computational chemistry
Product/process development
Pharmaceutical
Petroleum
Chemical
Social SciencesAdaptive learning
Policy research
Program evaluation
Education
Non-profit
Government