Data Science and Analytics are no longer just buzzwords—they are essential business tools. The Age of Big Data has transformed the tools and skills employees utilize, and workers across job functions now require analytical aptitude. Demand for a new breed of professionals skilled in data, analytics, machine learning, and AI grows.1
Dubbed the “sexiest job of the 21st century” by Harvard Business Review, the Data Scientist is a new key player in organizations, and in high demand. The University’s new Master of Science in Data Science now offers six areas of concentration:
- Technical Data Science
- Smart Cities
- Data Visualization
- Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
- Educational Measurement and Statistics
If you are considering pursuing a Master’s degree, attend the Master of Science in Data Science Virtual OPEN HOUSE Friday 9/24 at 6:00 PM. Miami Dade College students from the BS in Data Analytics program graduating with a GPA of 3.25 or higher qualify for full-time admission and a 50% tuition waiver!
This is a super-information must-read for those considering data science careers and for employers: “The Quant Crunch: How the Demand for Data Science Skills is Disrupting the Job Market.” This 2017 report by Burning Glass, IBM, and the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) offered statistics and insight into the explosive demand for data scientists and data-driven decision-makers. From honing in on job descriptions and critical skills to demand by industries and job posting numbers by state, the report looked at the education pipeline, critical skills and experience, projected growth, and salaries.