No luck hiring a data scientist? Write a better job description

We’ve seen all the stories: Data scientists are among the best, most in-demand jobs in America. With companies offering high salaries and education institutions scrambling to create programs, everyone is looking for individuals who can glean insights from the troves of data that organizations are collecting today.

But the title “data scientist” may have become too all-encompassing for one person to fill, some say. “I’ve never been a fan of the data scientist title,” said Meta S. Brown, business analytics consultant and author of Data Mining for Dummies. While it makes sense for managers who need a separate title for a particular job description to work with HR, the constant hype around the title today has created some of the problems companies have filling positions, she added.

Author: Alison DeNisco Rayome

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