Data science careers rank high in US News "Best Jobs in America in 2021"

January 14, 2021

In a recent survey of The Best Jobs in America in 2021 by US News and World Report, former BIDS Data Science Fellow Chris Holdgraf, now the director of the nonprofit International Interactive Computing Collaboration (2i2c), was the focus of a feature article on data scientists. 

USNews Best Jobs 2021 badge icon - thumbnail squareIn this year's survey, Data Scientist ranks in the top 10 overall "100 Best Jobs" and "Best STEM Jobs," and in the top three "Best Technology Jobs," based on impressive survey results that included factors such as job satisfaction, upward mobility (opportunities for advancements and salary) and flexibility (including alternative working schedules and work life balance).  

According to Holdgraf, "Being a data scientist gives me the flexibility to work with people with many different kinds of backgrounds and to work on problems that are meaningful to lots of different communities, which I really enjoy." The article also observes that "while data science is still a new career field, employers are increasingly recognizing the value of professionals with this expertise. Today, you’ll find data scientists working at a range of organizations, including tech startups, government agencies, large companies and research institutions." 

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Chris Holdgraf

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