Finding Long-Term Solutions to the Data Scientist Shortage

As we learned in the first part of this series, the gap between demand for skilled data scientists and supply is driving salaries north of $200,000 in some areas of the country. If big data analytics is to be democratized, steps must be taken to ensure that this short-term misalignment doesn’t turn into a long-term problem. Here are several ways the data scientist shortage is being addressed. Perhaps the most straightforward way to approach the data scientist shortage is simply to train more of them. To that end, universities around the country are ramping up data science graduate programs. In just a few short years, dozens of major universities–from Kennesaw State University and USC to NYU and University of Tennessee-Knoxville–have launched two-year PhD- and Master’s level programs, and interest among…


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