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Big Data – A huge demand for talents

If you thought good plumbers and electricians were hard to find, try getting hold of a data scientist. The rapid growth of big data and analytics for use within businesses has created a huge demand for people capable of extracting knowledge from data. Capture d’écran 2014-06-27 à 08.54.47

The McKinsey Global Institute, the business and economics research arm of McKinsey & Co., has predicted that by 2018 the United States could face a shortage of between 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills, as well as a shortage of 1.5 million managers and analysts who know how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions.

“With the rise of big data projects, more people are needed to gather and interpret data,” says John Reed, senior executive director of Robert Half Technology, a provider of technology staffing services.

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at The Hottest Jobs In IT: Training Tomorrows Data Scientists.

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