Information Technology
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

Career exploration guide

This guide provides tools to help you explore careers related to this specialization. Use this information to start researching this field and the opportunities in it. This research can help you make a transition into positions related to this field. Start by gaining an overview of this program and learning about the field, jobs, and employment settings that are related.

About this specialization

The Data Analytics and AI specialization is designed to provide learners with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to support the work of data analytics in a variety of applications and settings. The curriculum addresses the range of process and workflow concepts and activities that make up the work of data analytics within distributed and cloud-based IT environments. Specific topics include data identification and collection, data cleansing, and quality measurement. These topics are applied to data mining and analytics projects involving data transformation, manipulation, analysis, and presentation. Learners examine fundamental theories and applications of artificial intelligence (AI), including evaluation of opportunities for AI. Learners are prepared to successfully solve IT problems using a variety of data analytics tools and techniques. Learners integrate an understanding of the role of data governance and management as factors that impact data analytics with data preparation, transformation, and manipulation to prepare datasets for business analysts as well as to create business solutions specific to the IT environment.

Skills gained through this specialization:

This specialization was designed to help you gain the following skills related to this field:

  • Communicate effectively in business environments
  • Use data analytics tools for decision-making
  • Collaborate using IT tools in an organization
  • Solve loosely defined problems with data solutions
  • Understand ethical, legal and policy issues associated with IT
  • Create IT data solutions to solve organizational problems
  • Plan strategically for global and domestic environments
  • Design and model effective data solutions for an organization

Explore this field

Professional associations, social networks, and other industry-specific resources can provide a wealth of information about a specific field or industry, including best practices, career overviews, trends and access to industry professionals. By reviewing website information, attending events, and connecting with people in the field, you can deepen your knowledge about the field. 

Professional associations

Industry information

Explore jobs and employers

In addition to exploring the field, take some time to research specific jobs and employment settings related to this program. Consider how these jobs and settings fit with your experience, skills, interests and values. This is a sample list of job titles and employment settings related to this field. To learn more, review job postings and talk with people who have these roles or work in these settings. You can find these professionals through LinkedIn, family, friends, schools, employers and community groups. Spend time researching your industry and prospective employers to decide whether this type of degree will help advance your career.

Related Job Titles to Explore*

  • Data architect
  • Data modeler
  • Data engineer
  • Data scientist
  • Data scientist consultant

Employment Settings to Explore

  • Professional, scientific and technical Services
  • Finance and insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Information
  • Retail trade
  • Health care and social assistance
  • Public administration
  • Management of companies and enterprises
  • Wholesale trade
  • Utilities

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Educational and professional requirements for faculty positions vary widely by employer. Understanding your target employers’ particular requirements is key in deciding on a program. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

Job boards

This is a sample of jobs boards with positions related to this field. Use them in your research to identify additional job titles, common hiring requirements and local employers. 

Further exploration

There are a lot of factors that influence whether a career is a fit or not. These can include monetary compensation, benefits, work environment, organization culture, work/life balance, etc. As you consider your career, think about what is important to you in your employer, role and setting. These resources can help you perform this additional exploration.

For a more detailed guide on career exploration, review Capella’s Career Exploration YouTube series that helps you identify what is important to you in your career and how that aligns with the world of work. 


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