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1. Data scientist
Glassdoor recently called the data scientist the ‘number one job in America’. As the resident rock stars of the data world, the role even comes with a healthy amount of discussion around what and who really classifies as a data scientist. While that debate rages on, the fundamentals include a strong academic background (PhD or masters) within statistics, mathematics, physics or economics, and deep expertise in statistics, data mining or machine learning.
A quality data scientist will identify and solve highly complex business problems, utilising advanced analytics principles and tools including statistical programming in Python, R or Spark. This analysis will play a central role in decision-making, providing the required intelligence to ensure that companies can successfully navigate through an increasingly complex business environment.