If you are interested in pursuing a career in data science, this primer is a good reference for information about hottest job markets, necessary skills, salaries, training resources and more.
Data scientists are in great demand, taking the coveted No. 2 spot on Glassdoor’s Best Jobs in America list for 2021 with 5,971 job openings, and the demand continues to grow. In 2012, the Harvard Business Review billed data scientists as the sexiest job of the 21st century.”
Among data scientists, many different jobs can exist. “There are data scientists that focus very much on advanced analytics. Some data scientists only do natural language processing,” said Dana Seidel, data scientist. “And the work emcompasses many diverse skills, she said, including “project management skills, data skills, analysis skills, critical thinking skills.”
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