By Bernard Marr
As far back as 2012, Gartner estimated that there would be a shortage of 100,000 data scientists by 2020. In a 2016 data science report, CrowdFlower found that 83 percent of respondents felt there weren’t enough data scientists — up from 79 percent the year before.
Part of the problem is that data science education isn’t necessarily turning out applicants who are ready to jump into a data scientist position (though they may be ready for a more entry level position). In fact, only six universities reviewed by U.S. News and World Report offer data science programs to undergraduates (the remaining 23 programs are only available to graduate students).