Six Secrets to Landing a Job in Data Science

Sham Mustafa, founder and CEO of Correlation One If you’re considering a job in data science, you’ve picked a good time. Employers across every industry are hiring data scientists. Here’s some more good news: You don’t need to have the title “data scientist” to land a job as one. It’s a new field, so forward-thinking employers are considering analytics professionals with a variety of backgrounds as they seek to use data to boost their business’s bottom line. McKinsey has predicted that 1.5 million more data savvy managers will be needed in the US by 2018. And the field pays well: Glassdoor reports that the national average for salaries is $113,436. So how do you land a job in this fast-growing, intellectually stimulating, and competitive field? Let’s assume that you have…


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