Those planning a career in data science have a healthy job outlook, as demand for data scientists continues to grow. While an advanced data science degree can definitely help, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that having the right skills is a more critical factor in landing your dream job.
Demand for data scientists continues to outpace supply, which is a good thing if you’re on the labor side of the equation (and not so good if you’re management). Data scientist is the number one job in the country, according to Glassdoor’s 2019 rankings, with a median base salary of $108,000 and more than 6,500 openings. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, folks who are employed in the field of “computer and information research scientists” (the closest thing to a “data scientist” in BLS’ catalog of jobs) earn an average of $118,370 per year, or nearly $57 per hour.
Author: Alex Woodie