Experience with data is more valuable than data science degree

By contrast, only 18% globally and 15% in APAC viewed a Bachelor or Master degree in science – let alone data science – or even a Doctorate degree as its primary consideration when hiring. This means the opportunity to take advantage of improved career prospects and salaries associated with data literacy is not limited to those with degrees in data science or STEM subjects. This is perhaps unsurprising given the massive growth opportunity for data literate organizations – those with higher levels of individual data skills, data dispersion across the enterprise, and data decision making. This means anyone that invests in improving their data skills – no matter what existing qualifications – can access more career opportunities associated with data literacy. For more information on how businesses can start their own data literacy revolution, join the Data Literacy Project at TheDataLiteracyProject.org.

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