Less Noise but More Money in Data Science

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April 28th, 2015 | Steve Lohr | Reporter – Technology and Economics Read the original post here. The outlook for data scientists: less hype, more hiring. The exuberance surrounding big data has passed its peak and is trending down, the technology research firm Gartner declared last August in its annual “hype cycle” report on perceptions… Read more »

Get Familiar With Big Data Now—or Face ‘Permanent Pink Slip’

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Updated April 9, 2014 | Nikki Waller | Bureau Chief, Management & Careers, The Wall Street Journal Demand Rises for Analytics Professionals, Data Scientists Read the original post here. Sick of hearing about Big Data? Get used to it. Whether you believe analytics is a tired corporate buzzword or the key to future business growth, hundreds… Read more »

5 (more) reasons to be a data scientist

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April 29th 2016 | Katherine Noyes | Senior Correspondent, IDG News Service Read the original post here.   “Data scientist” has already been declared this year’s hottest job, and now a new report offers several more reasons to consider it as a career. For the past three years executive recruiter Burtch Works has been surveying data-science… Read more »

Burtch Works Lands Chief Data Scientist for Upside Travel

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March 20, 2017 Upside Travel, Priceline Founder Jay Walker’s new startup that uses big data to optimize travel deals for business travelers, has hired Adam Holmes as their Chief Data Scientist. Holmes will spearhead the firm’s use of terabytes of data delivered daily from online hotel and airline reservation partners in order to most effectively… Read more »

Why your kids will want to be data scientists

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May 30, 2014 | John Phillips | Digital Editor, CNBC International Read the original post here. In the days of yore parents pushed their children to pursue noble lucrative professions – doctor, lawyer, banker – but as times change they may soon encourage another career path: data scientist. Big data is being billed as the… Read more »

Data Scientists Still Sexy But Their Salaries Are Leveling Off

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April 29th 2016 | Gil Press | Contributor – Technology, Entrepreneurs, and Innovation Read the original post here.   The third annual Burtch Works Study: Salaries of Data Scientists April 2016 is out, documenting the continuation of a very favorable market for those with the sexiest job of the 21st century.  However, the salaries of data scientists appear to… Read more »

LinkedIn Recognizes Burtch Works as #2 Most Socially Engaged Firm

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October 7th 2016 Burtch Works Executive Recruiting was recently recognized by LinkedIn as the second-most socially engaged boutique recruiting firm in North America. With recruiters specializing in the placement of quantitative professionals nationwide, Burtch Works publishes original research and other industry-related content, and has a strong presence on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, and on the company… Read more »

Microsoft Uses STEM Saturdays to Give Students Hands-On Experience

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May 17, 2017 | Terri Williams | Writer, GoodCall Read the original post here. Demand for STEM workers continues to increase at a breakneck pace. For example, while U.S. tech employment has reached 7.3 million, that’s not enough workers to keep up with demand. The challenge is to get more students interested in STEM subjects,… Read more »

Is There a Disconnect Between Popular Degrees and In-Demand Degrees?

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May 15, 2017 | Terri Williams | Writer, GoodCall Read the original post here. Are college students finally listening to employers? While business administration has long been the most popular degree, the rest of the list of common degrees once included communications, education, marketing and market research, elementary education, psychology, nursing, accounting, psychology, criminal justice,… Read more »