Data scientist job openings are rising. A survey of 280 international data scientists found a 57% increase in positions allocated. The survey was done by the Big Data Analytics and Business Intelligence Observatory run by the Politecnico di Milano School of Management in Italy.
“As big data analytics grips the world of business and as companies increasingly understand the merit of using this valuable information in their decision-making processes, the role of the data scientist is increasing both in popularity and in availability,” said Alessandro Piva, director of the research observatory. “This is one example of a job created in recent years by huge advances in our understanding of tech and our ability to interpret masses of data that often used to stagnate in unread files — or sometimes even failed to be collected.”