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Data Scientist Is Still a Hot Job and Pays Well Too

“Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century.” So proclaimed the Harvard Business Review in 2012. Six years later and the job of a data scientist has only grown sexier. More employers than ever are looking to hire data scientists. Yet while the supply of data science job seekers is growing, it’s far outstripped by the rising demand in postings, meaning there potentially may not be enough skilled applicants. So the bargaining power in data science remains with the job seekers, according to new research from Indeed.

Infographic: How AI helps Companies and Job Hunters Connect

The series of infographics below, developed by our friends over at Yello.co, defines some of the challenges for job seekers and employers, then explains how AI may alleviate or eliminate those challenges. For example, according to an article from the Harvard Business Review, “A vast body of research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. Unconscious racism, ageism, and sexism play a big role in who gets hired.” With the help of AI, this bias may be on its way out.

What You Need to Do to Have a Career in Big Data

In this contributed article, freelance human Avery Phillips offers a number of important tips in firming up a career in big data. As technology continues to expand, employment potential in big data is expected to explode even further over the next five years, and there will be a huge deficit of qualified applicants. Now is the time to break into this multi-billion dollar industry where you could land the job of your dreams.

Coursera Expands Coursera for Business Features, Launches AI-powered Skills Benchmarking Tool

Coursera, an online learning leader, announced the launch of Skills Benchmarking, a powerful new Coursera for Business tool that enables organizations to measure how their talent stacks up against others in their industry as well as identify top performing individuals in a given competency area.

Where Do World Leading Companies Get Their AI Expertise From?

In this contributed article, Anna Klimenko, a technical writer at Greenice, discusses a topic on the mind of many companies – how to find AI technology talent. With the deficiency of AI specialists, there are several ways to build AI expertise in a big company. The most prominent university students, graduates and professors become targets for headhunters. Hiring rare specialists, educating own employees, acquiring AI startups and creating ML-as-a-service systems are the main methods that allow companies to get artificial intelligence expertise.

Making the Leap from Data Science Hopeful to Practitioner

It’s a familiar dilemma. You’ve done your research, read some books, taken some online classes – and at long last, you’re finally ready to get real-life work experience as a Data Scientist. In this contributed article, Dan Saber, Data Science Hiring Manager at Coursera, offers three important steps for successfully transitioning into a data science career.

Tech Employers Say Soft Skills are Top Hiring Factors for Data Analytics Jobs

In this contributed article, Bobbie Kilberg, President and CEO of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), discusses the misconception that tech is all about tech, and which areas employment prospects should be focusing on. More and more businesses and governments are capturing, analyzing and interpreting huge amounts of data to boost organizational performance, promote new discovery and understanding, enhance decision making, and tackle public policy and societal challenges.

State of the “Data” Job Market

The “data” industry continues on its upward trajectory into 2017 and for the foreseeable future. Our friends over at Indeed (we’re the world’s largest job search engine) provides a general sense for how the market for data related jobs has shifted.

2016 Data Science Salary Survey

In this fourth edition of the O’Reilly Data Science Salary Survey, the input was analyzed from 983 respondents working in the data space, across a variety of industries— representing 45 countries and 45 US states.