Education

Are college degrees in big data the new gold rush?

16th Sep `13, 11:40 AM in Education

As the father of two boys in college, I find I’ve become particularly interested in stories about the…

BDMS
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As the father of two boys in college, I find I’ve become particularly interested in stories about the direction of higher education these days. So when staff writer Steven Overly told me he was going to write about the latest “gold rush” on college campuses, courses and degrees aimed at big data, my ears perked up.

To a parent, big data (computers!) sounds like a career that might one day bring a big paycheck and be worthy of an investment of thousands — and thousands and thousands — of dollars in tuition.

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