The demand for data scientists is soaring, so companies want to make sure to hire appropriately, especially as it may take awhile to find an appropriate candidate. IBM predicts the demand for data scientists will grow 28% by 2020, and the study also notes that “data science and analytics” jobs remain open for an average of 45 days, which is five days more than the market average. The results of this study showcase how difficult it can be to find a qualified data scientist and how many companies are searching for candidates.
The benefits of hiring a data scientist are clear; however, not all data scientists are trained equally. The title “data scientist” can encompass a broad range of roles, including machine learning specialties, business analytics, and more.