5 (more) reasons to be a data scientist

“Data scientist” has already been declared this year’s hottest job, and now a new report offers several more reasons to consider it as a career. For the past three years executive recruiter Burtch Works has been surveying data-science professionals about salaries and other related topics. Burtch Works defines data scientists as professionals who can work with enormous sets of unstructured data and use analytics to get meaning out of them. Published on Thursday, this year’s report is based on interviews with 374 working data scientists, and it paints a pretty compelling picture. Here are five particularly attractive highlights. 1. Starting salaries are on the rise [ Also on CIO.com: 10 questions to ask analytics vendors (before you buy) ] Though managerial and upper-level data scientists saw less of an increase…


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