For 2019, Glassdoor ranked data scientist as the number one best job in America. The ever-growing popularity of the data science career path has led to an explosion in degrees, programs, and bootcamps targeted at people looking to enter the field.
According to Discover Data Science a bachelors degree in data science was nearly non-existent 5 years ago and now there are over 50. While demand for data scientists continues to grow (Indeed reported a 29% increase in demand from 2018 to 2019), I would argue that landing your first job as a data scientist is perhaps harder than ever due to the increased supply of entry-level talent.
Author: Tyler Folkman