How to think like a data scientist – whatever job you have

‘By orienting carefully around information and observation, almost any role can take advantage of data stories’ Every January, career site Glassdoor releases their rankings of the “best jobs in America”, and recruiters get all atwitter. This year, however, data dorks rejoiced as data scientist topped the charts. Chalk this up to the big data boom and to Glassdoor’s scoring methodology. More recently, CareerCast also issued a top jobs list, which came to a similar conclusion. That article calls out this year’s “worst” list, which includes industries we know have difficult jobs: journalists, loggers and DJs, to name a few. However, a DJ and a data scientist aren’t that different. Data science extracts knowledge from data in various forms. Data scientists apply scientific rigor to data of nearly any type. Successful…


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