Considering the average cost of a four-year degree from a public college is nearly $96,000, data scientist are more likely to be able to quickly repay student loans, because they have the potential to earn six figures in an entry-level job.
Students can pass on four-year schools by choosing certifications which can cost less than $1,000.
Yet the industry remains short on talent.
There are half a million open technology jobs in the U.S. New tech jobs crop up 400% the rate of non-tech jobs, according to a recent Comparably report of more than 8,000 entry-level workers in the 10 most popular jobs in the tech industry.
The economics of today’s tech world means recent college graduates or older professionals looking for a career shift no longer