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What is Data Analytics

Data analysts research and use data to solve problems, optimize profit, minimize turnover, or streamline logistics and to help companies make better business decisions. They assess a company’s complex information including sales numbers, market research, or behavior, with the goal of reaching simpler, smarter conclusions. This information can then be used to optimize processes to increase the overall efficiency of a business or system.

There Continues to be Demand for Data Analytics Talent

There’s never been a better time to learn data analytics and enter the workforce as a data analyst. In the last 12 months, there were over one million job postings for data analyst and business analyst roles. This year, the world is expected to produce 50 times more data than the last decade combined. Companies of all sizes need analysts to help them make sense of this flood of new information. Demand for data analysis skills across industries and functions will continue to grow.

With technology reaching new heights and a majority of the population having access to an internet connection, there’s no denying that Big Data and data analytics have become hot topics in recent years – and a growing need. According to IBM, the number of jobs for data professionals in the U.S will increase to 2,720,000 by 2020.

Demand for knowledgeable data analytics professionals currently outweighs the supply, meaning that companies are willing to pay a premium to fill their open job positions. Data drives our world.

Cybersecurity talent gaps exists across the country. Companies are actively seeking cybersecurity professionals across all industries and sizes. This includes companies like Google, Microsoft, Equifax, Amazon and many more.

TOTAL JOB OPENINGS as of December 2021:

  • Georgia: 2,027
  • North Carolina: 1,798
  • Virginia: 2,234
  • Florida: 3,008
  • Texas: 4,006
  • California: 4,430
  • New York: 3,352

Top Data Analytic Job Titles:

  • Data Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Data Architect
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • Statistician
  • Machine Learning Engineer

Students who complete the Emory Data Analytics curriculum will be prepared for enter-level Data Analyst jobs

Entry Level Data Analyst salaries currently range between $53,000 (25th percentile) to $108,500 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $133,500 annually across the United States.

As of August 22, 2021, the following is the average Entry-Level Data Analyst Salary in the United States


ZipRecruiter, August 2021

A data analyst is a trained professional that uses statistical tools to interpret data sets paying close attention to trends and patterns. They collaborate with teams to identify opportunities for process improvements.


  • 11-Week Course / 56 Hours
  • Offered virtually by Emory on Saturdays 8:30 am Until 5:30 pm EST
  • No previous experience or knowledge in Data Analytics is needed though experience with high school level math is recommended
  • 15 hours of homework per week


  • BI Fundamentals
  • Data collection using Excel
  • Data mining with Advanced Excel
  • Database systems
  • Data Warehousing
  • Data Extraction, Transformation, & Load (ETL)
  • Data queries with SQL
  • Supervised & Unsupervised Learning
  • Descriptive Analytics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Data Visualization
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Training with Tableau & Microsoft Power BI

Program Schedule

  • Program Type: Part Time with Emory University
    • Class Schedule: Saturdays 8:30-5:30
    • Course Format: Live Online
    • Tuition: $5,000 (with no Job Placement)

Class Dates

April 23 – July 16, 2022
Applications closed

(+2 weeks for Memorial Day & 4th July Holidays)

Class Dates

July 30 – Oct 15, 2022
Applications closed

(+1 week for Labor Day Holiday)