If you have skimmed through the high tech job listings lately, you’ve surely noticed the demand for data scientists. Although there is no consensus on the exact job definition, many companies want data experts and are willing to pay a high price for the right candidates.
This article explores why good data scientists are hard to find, and explains how the shortage may soon be alleviated thanks to… data science! Let’s start with a working definition: A data scientist is someone who knows how to extract insights from data. The insights could take the form of descriptive analytics for past events, predictions of future events, or persuasive analytics – a plan that can persuade people to exhibit a desired behavior such as buying your product.
Author: Moshe Kranc