Are you looking for a new career that is just as successful as it is desirable? Then, it’s time to consider what Harvard Business Review calls “the sexiest job of the 21st century,” the data scientist. According to Silicon Angle’s infographic, “IBM reported that 90 percent of the data in the world today was created in the last two years alone,” with “2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day,” but too few individuals are skilled enough to effectively interpret it for brands.
The Skinny on Big Data
“Data used to be the backup for instinct and intuition,” says Mark Bregman in his article for InformationWeek, “now it’s instrumental in how companies know which marketing campaign is working, which new markets have the best potential, and which consumers represent the best prospects for growth. Data is the ultimate roadmap, and job candidates who can navigate it are poised for success.” It’s no surprise that companies are desperate for employees who are data savvy and able to churn the large amounts of information being generated daily into digestible pieces of information. So, what exactly is a data scientist? Click here to read the entire article from the Pay Scale Career News blog written by Leah Arnold-Smeets.