Saturday, May 11, 2013

Data Analysis Skills Are In Demand

Prof Aurelie Thiele (2013) has produced a Wordle graphic based on the job qualifications for 30 industry positions appearing in the INFORMS classified pages. The graphic below is the result.

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Let's face it, skills matter in today's economy. And while skills such as "communication" are clearly sought, technical skills otherwise overwhelm the industry job ads. My advice to college students heading into industry is to spend your time acquiring hard analytical skills that can be converted into premium wages, and socialize out of class on your own time. Data analysis skills are in demand right now, no doubt.

Source: Thiele, A (2013, May 9), Skills Industry-Bound OR MS/PhD Grads Should Have, Engineered.

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