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Below are sample lists of careers and majors commonly associated with Data/Analytics. Please remember, many careers do not require a specific major; rather, employers are often more interested in the experiences you have had and the skills, interests, abilities, and strengths you have developed through these experiences that enhance your academic program. Use the links below to explore careers and majors.

If you need help organizing information, you may find the Majors Research Guide and/or Occupational Research Guide beneficial. The career coaches at the University Career Center are also available to help you explore your options. You can schedule an appointment online or by calling 785-864-3624.




Political Science



Computer Science





Aerospace Technologist/Engineer


Benefits Manager/Administrator

Biomedical Engineer

Budget Examiner or Analyst

Business Analyst

Chemical Engineer

Civil Engineer

Claim Adjuster

Commodities Trader

Compensation Analyst

Computer Engineer

Computer Technician

Construction Engineer/Manager


Control Systems Engineer

Cost Analyst

Credit Risk Manager

Data Analyst


Design and/or Development Engineer

Economic Analyst/Forecaster


Electrical Systems Engineer

Energy Researcher

Equity Analyst

Federal Government Analyst

Financial Aid Director

Financial Analyst/Economist

Food Engineer

Foreign Trade Analyst

Foundation President

Geotechnical Engineer

Grant Writer

Hardware Development Engineer

Health Policy Planner

Health Research Assistant

Software Systems Engineer

Software Test Engineer



Survey Analyst

Insurance Salesperson

Intelligence Officer

International Trade Specialist

Investment Analysis

Investment Banker

IT Consultant

Lab Technician

Labor Economist


Management Consultant

Market Research Analyst

Math Teacher


Mechanical Engineer

Network Implementation Manager

Operations Support

Petroleum Engineer

Plans and Review Officer, USIA

Policy Analyst/Researcher


Process Engineer


Program Director/Manager

Programming Analyst

Public Opinion/Survey Analyst

Public Policy Consultant

Public Utility Consultant

Purchasing Manager

Quality Assurance Director

Research Analyst

Research Economist

Research Engineer


Risk Analyst

Securities Analyst/Broker


Software Development Manager

Software Engineer

Software Programmer

Water Resources Engineer

Web Developer


Survey Researcher

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