What Should Colleges and Universities Know about the Data Science Field?

Published: May 19, 2016 by Michael Troncale

In this eCampusNews article by Eric Haller, Executive Vice President of Experian’s DataLabs, he discusses how the rising cost of college tuition against the backdrop of a challenging job market brings new meaning to the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Once a question of endearment for the young and imaginative, today’s students focus on what will pay the bills; what career will provide the means to pay back loans; what is the next profession to boom. The medical and law professions used to top the list. Now, a new player is ready to take the top spot: data scientists.


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