3 Ways to Make Your Company Appeal to Data Scientists

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This is an excerpt from our newly released data science salary study, to download the full report with more detailed compensation data, demographic information, and how data science salaries compare to predictive analytics salaries, click here. Although assertions about data scientists sometimes border on hyperbolic (I’ve yet to meet a newly-graduated data scientist earning $300,000+,… Read more »

Why Quantitative Pros are Destined for Leadership

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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting From the phenomenal increase in the number of calls that analytics professionals are getting from recruiters, to the fact that nearly every quantitative team is planning to hire this year, it is overwhelmingly clear that there has never been a better… Read more »

6 Key Career Strategy Tips for Data Scientists

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The following is an excerpt from our newly released data science salary study, to download the full report with more detailed compensation data, demographic information, and how data science salaries compare to predictive analytics salaries, click here. You probably don’t need us to tell you that this is a remarkable time to be a data… Read more »

Compensation of Data Scientists: Insights from the Past Year

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The following is an excerpt from our newly released data science salary study, to download the full report with more detailed compensation data, demographic information, and how data science salaries compare to predictive analytics salaries, click here. We are pleased to present our update to the first-of-its-kind 2014 report, The Burtch Works Study: Salaries of… Read more »

4 Ways to Spot a Fake Data Scientist

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Editor’s Note, 2016: Even a year after publication, this blog post continues to generate a fair amount of traffic and discussion, with many asking what our complete criteria are for discerning who is a data scientist. We posted the complete criteria that we use for our data science salary studies, which you can find here, if you’re interested. Linda Burtch, Managing… Read more »

Flash Survey Results: Big Data Professionals Contacted More than Ever Before

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About 18 months ago (in August 2013) we conducted a “flash survey” of our network of over 10,000 analytics professionals and data scientists to determine how often they were approached by recruiters on LinkedIn, and how often they responded to recruiters’ requests. The results, while interesting, also hinted at a larger problem within “Big Data… Read more »

The Must-Have Skills You Need to Become a Data Scientist

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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting Over the past year, interest in data science has soared. Nate Silver is a household name, companies everywhere are searching for unicorns, and professionals in many different disciplines have begun eyeing the well-salaried profession as a possible career move. In our… Read more »

Becoming a Data Scientist: Master’s Program, Bootcamp, or MOOCs?

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This post is contributed by Irmak Sirer, a partner and data scientist at Datascope, where he solves business problems with data by designing analyses and interfaces. Irmak has helped companies across industries solve problems with data, from small companies to members of the Fortune 50. Working with Metis, Irmak is an instructor for their Data… Read more »

Tell Your Kids to be Data Scientists – Not Doctors

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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting Recently I had the pleasure of being interviewed by John Phillips at CNBC about our data scientist salary study. His article, Why Your Kids Will Want to be Data Scientists, was published at the end of May, and in it he… Read more »