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“Data Scientist” or “Data Janitor” – the sexiest job of the 21st century?

The job description “data scientist” didn’t exist five years ago. No one advertised for an expert in data science, and you couldn’t go to school to specialize in the field. Today, companies are fighting to recruit these specialists, courses on how to become one are popping up at many universities, and the Harvard Business Review even proclaimed that data scientist is the “sexiest” job of the 21st century. 

http://funkensprungnuts.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/in-a-data-deluge-companies-seek-to-fill-a-new-role-data-scientist/

Recommend to read: How President Obama’s campaign used big data

Why It Matters

The Obama 2012 campaign used data analytics and the experimental method to assemble a winning coalition vote by vote. In doing so, it overturned the long dominance of TV advertising in U.S. politics and created something new in the world: a national campaign run like a local ward election, where the interests of individual voters were known and addressed.

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Date: 16-12-2012
Source: Technology Review