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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Science of the Future?

It’s that archetypal scene from “The Graduate”. But instead of “plastics,” the hot field is “data science.” And the career advice would seem to be well founded. A Harvard Business Review article of 2012 dubbed the field, “The Sexiest Profession Alive.”

According to a report by the McKinsey Global Institute, there will be almost half a million data science jobs in five years and a shortage of up to 190,000 qualified data scientists, plus a need for 1.5 million executives and support staff who have an understanding of data. Institutions of higher learning have responded. In 2013, a handful of universities began offering data science courses, some leading to degrees in the field.

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