Data Science Becomes the Preferred Career Path of the Next Decade

TREND # 5 As the explosion of data transforms the economy, companies are struggling to find the talent they need to transform that data into actionable insights. The demand for people with data science skills far surpasses the supply. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, American companies won’t be able to fill 1 million jobs related to computer science by 2020 because there simply won’t be enough college graduates with the training they need.1 A McKinsey Global Institute study found 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 knowhow to use the analysis of big data...

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