Many of the fastest-growing, highest-paying jobs require computer-science skills and the ability to work with data–but they aren’t programming jobs, and they don’t require a computer science degree. That’s the conclusion from a recent analysis of roughly 1 million online job postings between 2014 and 2016, conducted by Burning Glass Technologies, a job-market analytics firm, and Oracle Academy, the philanthropic arm of technology giant Oracle…. The idea, [CEO Matthew] Sigelman said, should be on graduating young people with a foundational understanding of computer science that can help launch them in whatever specific direction they choose as they get closer to work. “In order for students to have a [living-wage] job in the 21st century, they will need the modes of thought and analysis that align with computer-science education,” he said. “But we can’t say right now, ‘Hey, this specific skill or coding language will add $10,000 a year to your salary post-graduation.'” Read more >>

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