Signs point to more hiring in Mass. in 2014
The Boston Globe - 01/05/2014
Maria Stein, associate vice president of Northeastern University’s cooperative-education and career-development programs, said her school can’t produce enough students trained in “big data analytics,” or using computing power to sift, sort, and compile massive amounts of data that can help corporations understand customers and expand their businesses.
Such tech jobs usually require a software development or computer science degree, with entry-level positions paying anywhere from $60,000 to $70,000. “Every big company is looking for analytics people — retailers, financial firms. It’s a hot area,” said Stein.