Sunday, 28 December 2014

Data Scientist

by Ziuby

Are you good at #math? Like, really good at #math? Do you also know #Python and, oh yeah, have deep knowledge of a particular industry? If so, these are good times. Then you might have what it takes to be a data scientist.

#LinkedIn just voted "statistical analysis and data mining" the top skill that got people hired in 2014. Glassdoor reports that the average salary for a data scientist is $118,709 versus $64,537 for a #programmer. A McKinsey study predicts that by 2018, U.S. could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 "people with deep analytic skills" as well as 1.5 million "managers and analysts with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions."

So if such new job profiles attract you and you think it's an area of interest for you then start sharpening your skills now. The demand for smart and innovative solutions will always be there from the market. Meeting those expectations is but the only step towards a success.