VALUE sd:firehose:100424298 1 2044 3 0 activity thumb no offmainpage email emaildomain 290 popularity 31 primaryskid media 100424298 id category 0 body_length bodytext 1526659200 createtime_ut srcname no rejected ooyala_asset_id 4491995 uid no bayes_spam name ipid 0 neediness 290 userpop none mediatype no attention_needed subnetid no preview story type 46301362 url_id 152 word_count %Data Science is America's Hottest Job title no is_spam !business money social bigdata job toptags feeds-and-speeds dept sprite_info 2018-05-18 14:55:15 last_update 384 633 766 nexuslist 2018-05-18 16:00:00 createtime 84 tid signoffs yes public 8Anonymous readers share a report:
It turns out that even in the wake of Facebook's privacy scandal and other big-data blunders, finding people who can turn social-media clicks and user-posted photos into monetizable binary code is among the biggest challenges facing U.S. industry.
People with data science bona fides are among the most sought-after professionals in business
, with some data science Ph.Ds commanding as much as $300,000 or more from consulting firms.
Job postings for data scientists rose 75 percent from January 2015 to January 2018 at Indeed.com, while job searches for data scientist roles rose 65 percent. A growing specialty is "sentiment analysis," or finding a way to quantify how many tweets are trashing your company or praising it. A typical data scientist job pays about $119,000 at the midpoint of salaries and rises to $168,000 at the 95th percentile, according to staffing agency Robert Half Technology.