Big Data: Plenty of Jobs, Shortage of Talent

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JobsThe demand for big data professionals is far outstripping the supply. There is a shortage of people trained in big data, statistics, business intelligence, and data analytics. According to Newsfactor Business Report, by 2018 the U.S. could face a shortfall at 140,000 workers.

A recent survey by CareerBuilder found that “jobs tied to managing and interpreting big data” were among the “hot areas for hiring” in the second half of 2013.

The demand for quantitative professionals has grown so across industries that there aren’t enough kids coming out of school studying math and statistics,” said Linda Burtch from executive recruitment firm Burtch Works.

Median base salaries for non-management workers is $90,000, according to a 47-page Burtch Works report that surveyed 2,845 quantitative professionals in the firm’s database.

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