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6/25/2014 | 3:15:08 PM
Re: Big data salaries
@Laurianne   I agree, if a company is serious enough to want a DS then they should be ready "to pay the freight", as these potential employees have more leverage than most.

The more I think about this, the more I think this might be something to aspire too.  I have a MIS background and plenty of real world experience so that would be a good start. 

Still thinking about this new field to be honest, but I like being on the cutting edge of things, so it is very appealing for that reason alone.  Oh and the compensation is nice too ; )
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6/25/2014 | 2:56:35 PM
Re: Big data salaries
Sure, some companies will try to lowball on market averages -- but good luck trying in this hot category.
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6/25/2014 | 1:33:04 PM
Re: Big data salaries
"....but demand does not look to cool nationwide for some time, recruiters say."

 

@Laurianne    That is great news actually.  Because developing the skills to become a true DS will take a considerable amount of time, so it is nice to know there will be a employment for one's hard earned degree.  Not always the case, but I believe the field of Data Science will continue well into the future.
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6/25/2014 | 1:28:33 PM
Re: Big data salaries
@Laurianne    It is supposed to work that way, but IME  many companies try to ignore what the market does in terms of salaries for the most part.  

I can see the tag of "entry level" attached to the listing and that means you may never get fair market for your skills.
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6/25/2014 | 1:25:13 PM
Re: Data Science Hits Main Stream ?
@Brian Dean    Good point.  Salaries will probably be benchmarked against the latest teaching salaries.
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6/24/2014 | 5:20:39 PM
Big data salaries
The companies themselves have driven up the pay offers, right? The West coast data science salary bubble won't last forever, but demand does not look to cool nationwide for some time, recruiters say.
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6/24/2014 | 2:49:48 PM
Re: Data Science Hits Main Stream ?
The level at which one can "write their own salary" will most probably be a function of what the universities are paying data science professors. Overall, I agree, data sciences degrees are in high demand at the moment, and since the growth of data is only expected to continue -- demand for the professionals that deal with data will continue exist.  
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6/24/2014 | 2:36:33 PM
Re: I'll Skip this Program...
I think that MOOCs will be the future of digital/online learning, this form of delivering education has the potential to not cost as much as other traditional online course, with the added benefit that the network will contain a higher level of education quality, due to diversity. An environment that has a diversified peer group, such as, a few full-time student, a few part-time student, professional/students, business/students and professors that are studying other courses, will create the quality in a collective environment.  
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6/23/2014 | 11:58:09 PM
Re: Money matters

On another note, it takes years of experience to become an effective Data Scientist.   And for the record, I don't think 18 months can qualified one for that title.

But the degree is from Berkley, so I would be willing to give it a go if financial aid were not an issue.

 

Too much for my budget.  I guess if I decide to go this route, then I will have to do it the old fashion way.

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6/23/2014 | 11:48:56 PM
Re: Money matters

I agree there is a certain premium that I would expect to earn a Master's from Berkley.   Considering that most who would seriously pursue this degree already have had considerable work experience  - I think a year time frame would work better but 18  months isn't that bad.

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