Data Scientist is Still the Best Job in America

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  By Nick Kolakowski   January 24, 2017 Glassdoor just published its annual list of the best jobs in America, and technology-related roles dominated the top slots. Data scientist came in first, with a job score of 4.8 (out of 5), a job satisfaction rating of 4.4 (also out of 5), and a median base salary of $110,000. DevOps engineer placed second, with an identical base salary and nearly the same job score and job satisfaction ratings. Rounding out the top three was data engineer, with a median base salary of $106,000, a 4.7 job score, and a job satisfaction rating of 4.3. (In terms of methodology, Glassdoor determines a job score by weighing three factors: earning potential, overall job satisfaction rating, and number of job openings.) Other technology jobs that…
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Key Skills That Data Scientists Need

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  By William Terdoslavich   March 15, 2017 Data scientists have a deceptively straightforward job to do: make sense of the torrent of data that enters an organization as unstructured hash. Somewhere in that confusion (hopefully) lies vital insight. But is skill with algorithms and datasets enough for data scientists to succeed? What else do they need to know to advance their careers? While many tech pros might think that pushing data from query to conclusion is enough to get by, they also need to know how the overall business works, and how their data work will ultimately impact strategies and revenue. The current hunger for data analytics means that companies always want more from their data scientists. Hard and Soft Skills “There is a shortage, a skills gap in data…
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