Sexiest Job Of 21st Century

Sexiest Job? Yes, If you are aware of the current scenario in the technology field, this won’t come as a surprise. Harvard Business Review has given it a new name “sexiest job of the 21st century”.

Sexiest Job Of The 21st Century

“It’s a high-ranking professional with the training and curiosity to make discoveries in the world of big data. If your organization stores multiple petabytes of data, if the information most critical to your business resides in forms other than rows and columns of numbers, or if answering your biggest question would involve a “mashup” of several analytical efforts, you’ve got a big data opportunity” — This is how Harvard Business Review describes the job of a data scientist.

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However, the shortage of efficient data scientists with right skill set has become a serious constraint in the technology sector. This has also opened a big gate of opportunities for the people with the right mindset.

According to Glassdoor, data scientists make about $116,840 a year, on average. At some of the biggest technology companies, here’s how much these geeks make:

Apple: $149,963
LinkedIn: $138,798
Twitter: $134,861
Facebook: $133,841
Microsoft: $119,129
Airbnb: $117,229
IBM: $110,823

What kind of person does all this? What abilities make a data scientist successful?

Think of him or her as a hybrid of data hacker, analyst, communicator, and trusted adviser. The combination is extremely powerful—and rare.


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