Fun facts: Data Scientist is listed as the #1 job to have in the US in 2017, according to Glassdoor. The median base salary is $110,000. There will be about 2,270,000 data science positions in the US by 2020. There is a need for female data scientists!
This article breaks down the data from 1,001 LinkedIn profiles of people working as Data Scientists and gives you a game plan for getting your foot in the door. Note that 40% of data scientists have attached online courses to their resume so that might be a good place to start since it’s such a new field. It’s also a good to know how to code in R or Python.
SmartDataCollective | Here’s the Data on How You Can Become One of 2.7 Million Data Scientists by 2020 | December 21, 2017