The data scientist role was thrust into the limelight early this year when it was named 2016’s “hottest job,” and there’s been considerable interest in the position ever since. Just recently, the White House singled data scientists out with a special appeal for help.
Those in the job can expect to earn a median base salary of roughly $116,840 — if they have what it takes. But what is it like to be a data scientist? Read on to hear what three people currently on the front lines had to say.