Data Scientist is the best job of the year, and it also pays handsomely.
Data, data, data. Humankind is creating a huge pile of data everyday and there will be exponentially more driven by IoT and Cloud services. To make sense of the data, companies need Data Scientists, lots of them.
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Glassdoor, a jobs and recruiting site, named Data Scientist the best of job of the year. Glassdoor economist Chamberlain says: "Since all companies have an online presence these days, they all need people who know how to manage and store data that helps them make better business decisions, compared to years ago when businesses didn't have data management at their fingertips to review and analyze to help them drive business forward. That's why I expect this to continue to be a hot job for several years to come."
Business Insider collected the Data Scientist salaries at top Silicon Valley companies. Apple tops the ranking with a whopping salary of $149,963 followed by LinkedIn with $138,798 and Twitter with $134,861. Zuckerberg only shells out $133,841 for a Data Scientist.
To find out how the job of a Data Scientist is, you can read an interview with an actual Data Scientist here. 38-year-old Daniel Enson is a data scientist and research director at the global market research company Toluna.
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Do I want to be a Data Scientist? Not in a million years, but the salary is really neat - at least in Silicon Valley.