Is Data Scientist the Sexiest Job of the Century? | Harvard Business Review

Hey good lookin’. Yep, I’m talking to you, or at least the data scientists reading this. (The rest of you are incredibly good looking, intelligent, and clearly have good taste, as well.)

TheHarvard Business Review has put Billy Crystal’s “You Look Marvelous” on the hi-fi, dimmed the lights, and declared data scientist “The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century“. Unfortunately for the single data scientists in Datastream’s audience, the HBR doesn’t offer any clever pickup lines about petabytes. The “sexiness” HBR refers to is more figurative than literal, investigating the current job market for skilled practitioners, who are in high-demand in the enterprise and among online behemoths such as LinkedIn. Still, being in high-demand among employers is a pretty good consolation prize, and if anyone produces a set of foolproof pickup lines for data scientists to use at cocktail mixers, we’ll be sure to let you know.

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Comment by Kalyanaraman K on September 27, 2012 at 11:10pm
A nice article. The suggested faculties and activities of the Data 'scientist' indicates a role of an artist. However, the current programs in statistics need a total reworking to make it more data oriented to use the emerging man power. This has a small probability. One alternative is to organise programs in Management Schools with data orientation.
Comment by Benaich meryem on September 27, 2012 at 6:20am

I think that once you do statistics, however if you are a dataminer or data scientics or .... ! Your job is the sexiest one !

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