Society’s Demand for “Big Data” Creating Shortage of Skilled Workers

Saporta Report

Big Data has created a big employment problem for metro Atlanta—there are simply too many jobs in data science and not enough people. And the gap between supply and demand is getting bigger. Universities in metro Atlanta are filling that void, helping both employers and those who want to obtain those jobs. A day does not go by that we don’t hear of, or read a news story related to, the topic of data. It seems that everyone is collecting data—everything from our Facebook posts to our energy consumption to the books we read. Georgia Tech has launched a Master of Science in Analytics, again with a strong connection with the local business community. Other emerging programs in analytics are offered by Emory University and the University of Georgia.