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Career prospects Data Science and Entrepreneurship

According to a Harvard study, the profession of Data Scientist is the ‘sexiest job’ of the 21st century. In other words: your skills as data scientist are in exceptionally high demand.

The number of Data Scientist vacancies is growing exponentially

Not only in the Netherlands, but also worldwide, the number of Data Scientist vacancies is growing exponentially.

  • According to research by Dialogic, the number of vacancies in the Netherlands doubled between 2014 and 2015.
  • McKinsey estimates that in 2018 there will be a shortage in professionals with extensive analytical skills of between 140,000 to 190,000 in the US alone.

Sheer endless career opportunities for Data Scientists

The career opportunities for data scientists are sheer endless. Within an organization, you are the one who translates  a variety of issues into technical data insights and vice versa.

  • You can work for a multinational or manage your own data science company: finding new markets and opportunities with data.
  • Or you can work as a data consultant or analyst: from advising companies who want to know more about the purchasing behavior of their customers, to using big data to support police crime detection work, to helping healthcare institutes share global data to fight diseases like Malaria.

Examples of careers in Data Science

Data Scientist is a relatively new profession, so we’re just at the beginning of identifying employment opportunities. Here are just a few:

  • Advanced Analytics Practice Manager
  • Business Intelligence & Analytics Lead
  • Chief Data Officer
  • Consultant Data Concessions
  • Data Entrepreneur
  • Data journalist
  • Data Scientist
  • Data Protection Manager
  • Data Regulatory Officer
  • e-Health Analyst
  • Healthcare Quality Analyst
  • HR Analyst
  • Legal Project Analyst
  • Litigation Support Analyst
  • Online Data Strategist
  • Open Government Analyst
  • Manager Customer Analytics
  • Marketing Research Analyst
  • Predictive Analytics Modeler
  • Privacy Officer
  • Public Records Analyst
  • Social Media Analyst
  • Statistical / Data Analyst
  • Startup Corporate Entrepreneur 
  • Web Analyst
  • Web Data Entrepreneur

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