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Career Profile: Data Scientists

Develop and implement a set of techniques or analytics applications to transform raw data into meaningful information using data-oriented programming languages and visualization software. Apply data mining, data modeling, natural language processing, and machine learning to extract and analyze information from large structured and unstructured datasets. Visualize, interpret, and report data findings. May create dynamic data reports.

Salary and Outlook

According to the US Department of Labor, there are 63,200 people employed as data scientists in the United States. The median annual salary is $98,200. Entry level employees earn approximately $52,950 per year and senior employees earn approximately $165,230 per year.

Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.

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Job Outlook


Total Current Jobs:
63,200
Annual Openings:
7,100
Increase in Openings by 2030:
31%
Annual Salary Range:
$52,950 - $165,230
Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree