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Data Science: How the Pandemic Has Affected 10 Popular Jobs

Data science jobs aren't as plentiful as they used to be. Here's a snapshot of where average salaries and postings stand today.
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1. Data Scientist

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Average Annual Salary

  • 2020 Robert Half Technology Report (50th percentile): $125,250
  • 2021 Robert Half Technology Report (50th percentile): $129,000
  • Glassdoor.com: $113,309
  • Indeed.com: $121,662

Indeed.com Job Postings

3,793

Data scientists work with very large data sets to uncover insights of value to their organizations. Their responsibilities include building models, cleaning and integrating data, selecting algorithms, performing analysis, and creating reports. In the past, most data scientist job openings required at least a master's degree if not a doctorate, but today more entry-level data science jobs are open to candidates with only a bachelor's degree in data science, statistics, math, computer science, or a similar field. Most require proficiency with a programming language like R or Python, and many employers are looking for candidates with experience with specific database and analytics tools.

Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years. View Full Bio

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