Big data skills bring big dough
If you can claim to be a data scientist and have the chops to back that up, you can pretty much write your own ticket even in this tough job market. A quick search of the popular job posting sites –Indeed.com,SimplyHired.com, or Dice.com – shows a huge demand for data scientists or anyone who can demonstrate other “big data”skills.
The reason? Companies in all industries now understand that they need to make better sense of the massive data sets at their disposal — data sets that can include computer log files, social networking feeds, digital video or audio, you name it.
That’s led to a spike in demand for data scientists — professionals that understand math and statistics but also have a flare for “art.” They understand how to display or visualize that raw information so its value can be understood. Petabytes of data are useless if no one can make sense of it.