After some time taking this all in, I support the notion that Data Science might just be the sexiest job of the 21st Century.
The volume of Data now being used and reviewed, only means one thing for this sort of position, greater number of roles, high demand for those talented few experts and excellent salaries.
At Lawrence Harvey Inc, from 2015 to 2016, our greatest increase in roles has certainly been within Data Science. In fact it's such a popular role we have divided the team into Industry, not just technical, experts to cope with the demand.
With clients now understanding the true value of Data Science, I can only see demand increasing and the trend continuing.
I am interested to know other views on this and the future... what do you think?
In 2012, the Harvard Business Review called data science “the sexiest job of the 21st century.” This is especially impressive considering that the title “data scientist” did not exist until 2008. Data scientists study the vast amounts of data now available to companies about customers’ internet browsing habits, mobile phone use, credit card histories and so on to help them design more marketable products and services and target specific populations or even individuals with their ad campaigns. The job site Glassdoor.com named data scientist the best job in the United States for 2016, based on salary, number of job openings, and career opportunities.