Why is data science so hot right now?

And what should colleges and universities know about the data science field? The rising cost of college tuition against the backdrop of a challenging job market brings new meaning to the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Once a question of endearment for the young and imaginative, today’s students focus on what will pay the bills; what career will provide the means to pay back loans; what is the next profession to boom. The medical and law professions used to top the list. Now, a new player is ready to take the top spot: data scientists. A few years back, data science emerged as one of the most promising up-and-coming career paths. Today, it has broken barriers. The data scientist was named Mashable’s hottest professions…


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