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Why 'data scientist' is this year's hottest job

From CIO

"It's notable enough that close to half of the 25 'best jobs in America' named by recruiting site Glassdoor last week are tech-related, but even more striking is the fact that 'data scientist' tops the list.

With more than 1,700 active job openings on the site earlier this month and a median base salary of $116,840, data scientist also garnered Glassdoor's top ‘job score’ ranking and ‘career opportunity’ score.

Last year, data scientist ranked No. 9; occupying the top spot then was physician assistant. This year's No. 11 spot, meanwhile, goes to the related position of analytics manager, which wasn't even on the list last year.

It's become painfully clear that data scientists and analytics talent in general are in chronically short supply, even as universities have begun establishing degree programmes to increase their ranks. Back in 2011 already, McKinsey estimated that by 2018 the US alone could face a shortage of 1.5 million managers and analysts ‘with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions’.”

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NCC Weekly News Update 26 January 2016 

 

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