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Data scientists needed: Why this career is exploding right now

If you’re looking into a career as a data scientist, you may soon become one of the most sought-after people in your industry.
Given that job posting for data scientists increased 15,000 percent between 2011 and 2012 alone, according to FICO, if you’re not looking for a career as a data scientist, then maybe you should be.
Editor’s note: Our upcoming DataBeat/Data Science Summit, Dec. 4-Dec. 5 in Redwood City, will focus on the most compelling opportunities for businesses in the area of big data analytics and data science. Register today!
Data scientists are the people who can understand and provide meaning to the piles and piles of data companies are desperate to collect and keep nowadays. “Big data” is the buzz word that represents those piles — tons of information about customers, products, and habits, that may one day help people sell advertising, build better merchandise, or even save lives.

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