Can Higher Education Keep Up with the Demand for Data Scientists?

An interesting article in Education Dive chronicles the demand for data scientists along with the limited number of program options currently available to students.

  *   From 2015 to 2018 job postings for data scientists on Indeed.com rose by 75%.
*   In 2019 there was a 56% year over year increase in data scientist job openings according to LinkedIn.
Data scientists are in demand in virtually every industry. Companies are exploring how to efficiently store and process data to allow for better decision making. It is another avenue for students who have an interest in math, computer science, and solving problems.

​​​​​​​At Lewis, we offer both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree option including a combined 4 + 1 program.

About Raymond Kennelly

Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management, Marketing and Planning at Lewis University Skilled in Strategic Planning, Recruiting, Public Speaking, Media Relations and Curriculum Development.

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