Category Archives: Data Science Careers

Where should you put your data scientists?

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Data Scientists Still Hot, Salaries Cool Off

The third annual Burtch Works Study: Salaries of Data Scientists April 2016 is out, documenting the continuation of a very favorable market for those with the sexiest job of the 21st century.  However, the salaries of data scientists appear to be … Continue reading

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Data Scientists Spend Most of Their Time Cleaning Data

A new survey of data scientists found that they spend most of their time massaging rather than mining or modeling data. Still, most are happy with having the sexiest job of the 21st century. The survey of about 80 data … Continue reading

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Data Science Skills

Source: Bob Hayes

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Most In-Demand Data Science Skills

Source: CrowdFlower, based on “3500 relevant job openings from LinkedIn.” The folks at CrowdFlower excluded Excel from their list but noted that “that’s still something you see in myriad job listings. Old habits die hard.” Of course, data scientists don’t … Continue reading

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How to evaluate a data scientist

Jerry Overton: What’s commonly expected from a data scientist is a combination of subject matter expertise, mathematics, and computer science. This is a tall order and it makes sense that there would be a shortage of people who fit the … Continue reading

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Top Skills and Backgrounds of Data Scientists on LinkedIn

A new study of LinkedIn profiles by RJMetrics has found that the number of data scientists has doubled over the last 4 years . This reflects the increasing demand for sophisticated data analysis skills, combining computer programming with statistics, and the … Continue reading

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