Invasion of the data scientists: Hot job of 2016 expands beyond tech

Big data — and six-figure salaries — making data scientists the new, sexy job of 2016 After Pooja Ramesh left her engineering job at Intel Corp. to get married and move to Denver two years ago, she took her time finding a new gig. In fact, she spent an extra 12 weeks last fall training for a career that has become one of the hottest jobs of 2016: data scientist. “Everything clicked,” said Ramesh, who used part of her time at the Galvanize data-science program to explore how data science can speed up the detection of breast cancer. “I was doing statistical analysis, but I didn’t know it fell under data science. In coming to the open house (last fall), I realized I’d been doing this.” Data scientist, named the…


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