How To Satisfy Demand For The Biggest Job Of The 21st Century

Harvard Business Review once called it “the sexiest job of the 21st century.” Data scientist is not only the top job this year (the position ranked number one on Glassdoor’s top jobs for 2016) but based on hiring demand and the potential for salary growth it’s poised to be the top job in the future as well. But there may not be enough people to fill it. A McKinsey report predicted that 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.” Why the deficit? It’s no secret that individuals and companies throw off massive amounts of data every…


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