Data Analytics is currently one of the fastest growing fields in IT. With that said, it stands to reason data analysts are starting to become a hot commodity that businesses want on their side. However, the issue is there aren’t enough analysts to go around.
Over the next three years, it’s projected nearly 2 million analytics positions will be available in the U.S.; and only a third of those positions will be filled, according to Peter Sondergaard, a senior vice present at IT research firm Gartner. If things don’t change, it could prove costly for the U.S. economy as a whole. Sondergaard predicts Big Data-related roles create employment for three people outside the IT field, so those 2 million open positions could actually be sacrificing 6 million jobs.