Is there a financial data scientist drought?

Big data has infiltrated all industries, from medical to governmental, creating a skills gap across the globe. Coined “The Sexiest Job of 2016” by Harvard Business Review, data science went from barely existing 20 years ago to being highly in demand today. Companies big and small are looking to hire data scientists to harness the power of the 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created daily. As the push for more data scientists revs up, organizations are also going to look highly on niche data scientists, a person that specializes in data science and has expertise in another industry. One interesting niche that has begun to develop in this field is financial data science. This highly unique position combines traditional data science, advanced statistical analysis, and extensive knowledge of financial markets.…


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