A poll from Gallup for the Business-Higher Education Forum shows that by 2021, 69 percent of employers expect to give preference to candidates with data science and analytics skills. However, the same report also revealed that only 23 percent of colleges and universities expect to graduate students with those skills in the next few years. That gap may eventually close, but it will take time that businesses don’t have. They’re eager to hire now so they can capitalize on data, with postings for data science positions expected to reach 2.72 million in 2020.
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