Data science jobs easy to find, tough to fill

Data scientists hold the Rosetta Stone to translate data into dollars, and companies are willing to pay big bucks to get them on board, but these new hybrid scientist-software engineers are difficult to come by.Data scientists typically have an innate curiosity, along with a unique blend of knowledge and capabilities that includes skills in analytics, data mining, machine learning and statistics, plus experience with algorithms and coding. These “unicorns,” as they’ve been called, are also business-minded and can turn their findings into products or services that help companies gain a competitive edge. This mix of skills sets them apart from other data analysts, said Paddy Hannon, CTO and senior vice president of audience and analytics at Edmunds.com Inc., a car shopping and research website that employees a team of 40 data scientists.…


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