How to define the evolving role of data scientist

In its recently released 25 Best Jobs in America for 2016 report, Glassdoor listed data scientist as number 1 career — but it wasn’t just top of the list for tech. It topped every industry. The report cites 1,736 openings in the field, a median base salary of $115,840 and an overall job score of 4.7 out of a total 5, which are all promising stats for this quickly growing career path. But the fast-paced growth for data science jobs has been met with a severe lack of qualified candidates. And businesses that do hire data scientists often have no idea how to effectively utilize their skills. In fact, McKinsey Global Institute looked at big data across nearly every industry and found that as of 2009, nearly every company with…


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