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.

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