Career Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) program emerge fully equipped with the interdisciplinary skills needed to solve complex human, social, economic, and health problems using data. Read more about the successful career outcomes recent datascience@berkeley graduates have achieved.

45%
received a promotion

76%
received a salary increase

$119,000
Median salary

$11,300
Median signing bonus


“The program has helped me tremendously. I took full advantage of the MIDS network when I was considering my options for my next career move. Although the MIDS program is a relatively young program, it has already provided me with a lot of exposure, as several top companies I have interacted with over the past year are aware of and think very highly of the program and its graduates.”

—Milad Davaloo, senior data scientist at LinkedIn


Many industries are looking for highly qualified data scientists. Our graduates are working in the following industries:

  • Business and Professional Services
  • Finance and Banking
  • Travel and Hospitality
  • Consulting
  • Health Care and Medical
  • Transportation
  • Computer Software
  • Media

“It’s exactly the kind of job I was hoping for when I applied to the MIDS program: a product-facing job analyzing data for a company I believe in. It’s only been a few months, but I’ve already done all sorts of things in my job, such as running experiments, designing new metrics, and doing exploratory data analysis.”

—Jason Goodman, data scientist at Airbnb


Our graduates are applying their skills at a variety of organizations, including:

  • Airbnb
  • BNY Mellon
  • Castlight Health
  • Facebook
  • Fenix International
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Fitbit
  • GE Healthcare
  • Jellyvision
  • LeanTaaS
  • LinkedIn
  • Maker Studio
  • Microsoft
  • Nest
  • Oracle
  • TransVoyant
  • Verizon Wireless
  • 2U, Inc.

“I’ve been at Fitbit since November 2015, and I have thoroughly enjoyed putting my recently acquired data science skills to good use while working with the most fascinating data set I can personally imagine.”

—Kelsey Clubb, associate data scientist at Fitbit


Read more about how our graduates are using their Master of Information and Data Science degree to meet their career goals.

Data shown on this page is accurate as of April 2016 and represents both the August and December 2015 graduating cohorts. Percentages are calculated based on the number of survey respondents.