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IDG Contributor Network: Are you too sexy to be a data scientist?

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jun 3, 2016.

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    In case you missed it, the Harvard Business Review said that being a data scientist was the sexiest job of the 21st century (and here I thought freelance writers were making great strides toward this award). Granted this was in 2012, but this designation is slowly making waves suggesting that the claim might actually be true.

    Calling any job "sexy" just seems silly to me, though I understand it's a catchy word choice synonymous with attractive. That a data scientist job is sexy sounds almost like an oxymoron.

    My initial reaction to learning about this emerging position was one of gratitude that I didn't have to do it. What in the world is attractive about winnowing through 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day?

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