Career Outlook

Data science is a relatively new but rapidly evolving discipline, as more organizations focus on unlocking the insights held in big data. Pressing Demand for Graduate-Level Talent There is a critical shortage of data science expertise in the U.S. workforce today. A report by McKinsey Global Institute states, “By 2018, the United States alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions.” Top tech companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Tableau and Cisco, among others, have expressed an urgent need to hire professionals with rigorous graduate training in data science. “At Amazon Web Services, the exploding scale and complexity of data has meant that…


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