谋求大数据分析类职位,仅有学位是不够的

据美国Teradata调查显示,业界对大数据分析类职位的需求在上升,如系统分析师(35%)、程序开发员(32%)、数据管理员(30%)和商业分析师(22%),对此感兴趣的学生虽多,但符合要求的人才却有限。显然仅有相关学位是不够的。41%的受访教授称高校虽不断开设相关课程,但仍需业界在如下六个方面提供协助,即提供大数据集、适配的案例、技术支持和培训、实操体验、接触当下流行企业软件的机会以及紧跟实践前沿等。

【文章全文】Want acareer in Big Data You’ll need more than a degree

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Datascientists are like the elite athletes of the enterprise world, but there arefar too few of them to meet demand.

Teradata released the third Stateof Business Intelligence Survey today which found that interest in big dataanalytics careers is on the rise. However, there is a significant gap betweenthe number of students interested in these opportunities and the amount ofhirable talent in the pipeline.

Workingas a data scientist (or related position) requires taking a large data-set,modeling it, and gleaning insights. As the hype surrounding Big Data continues,the demand for people with these skill sets is increasing, along with salaries.But just like top tier athletics, noteveryone has the requisite talent or abilities to follow a career in this fieldand there is a major, global shortage of data scientists. Despite the factthat two-out-of-three students surveyed agree or strongly agree that there arejob opportunities for them in data-savvy careers, only 16 percent are actuallyconsidering careers in this area.

Accordingly, employers still struggleto find potential hires. Analytics hiring managers reported that their largestneeds for recent graduates are for IT or systems analytics (35%), programdevelopers (32%), data managers( 30%), and business analytics (22%). In the survey,one-third of employers identified a lack of experience as their greatestchallenge, followed by insufficient business skills, insufficient technicalskills, and a general lack of candidates. A lack of communication skills asalso an issue.

Preparingstudents for real-world employment is partly the responsibility of theteachers. 41% of professors reported anincrease in the number of BI or analytics courses at their university, but alsoidentified six areas where businesses can help them meet the challenges ofcreating qualified employees: providinglarge data sets, suitable cases, staying current with practices, technicalsupport and training, realistic and meaningful experiences, and access tocontemporary enterprise software.

Thetech industry is a competitive job market and companies are always looking forqualified, experienced data scientists who combine technical expertise withcreative thinking and communication skills.The responsibility does not lay only on the students, but on the universities,teachers, and companies that turn them from students into successful employees.A degree alone is not enough.

Thesurvey was conducted by Barbara Wixom, an associate professor of commerce atUniversity of Virginia’s McIntire School for Commerce and a research affiliateat MIT’s Sloan School of management. The study was sponsored by the TeradataUniversity Network, which includes 3,400 faculty members, 1,600 universities,and thousands of students. TUN is a free web portal for students and teachersworking in this fields to find resources and communicate.

Copyright2013, VentureBeat

【文章作者】Rebecca Grant

【文章来源】washingtonpost

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