Taking a renaissance approach, Lehigh University will train students to use data science in fields ranging from journalism to marketing.

When USA Today suggests data analysts may have the sexiest job of the 21st century, you know that: (1) The geeks are just rubbing it in now; (2) the era of Big Data is fundamentally remaking how industry, government, and education approach their work. Unfortunately, the number of people who are qualified to become these data Don Juans seriously trails the demand. In 2011, the McKinsey Institute predicted that by 2018 the U.S. would face a shortage of 140,000-190,000...

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Andrew Barbour is a contributing editor with eCampus News.