Universities Offer Courses in a Hot New Field – Data Science – NYTimes.com


MT @KromerBigData: #DataScience in @nytimes http://bit.ly/13mPhxS McKinsey says ~60% more in field needed for ~500K new jobs in 5yrs

QT:”As an academic field, it cuts across disciplines, with courses in statistics, analytics, computer science and math, coupled with the specialty a student wants to analyze, from patterns in marine life to historical texts.”

QT:”Universities can hardly turn out data scientists fast enough. To meet demand from employers, the United States will need to increase the number of graduates with skills handling large amounts of data by as much as 60 percent, according to a report by McKinsey Global Institute. There will be almost half a million 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.”

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