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What is a data scientist? If you ask the Harvard Business Review, it’s the “sexiest job of the 21st century.” If you ask a technologist interested in crunching data, they’ll tell you it’s a potentially lucrative, intellectually fulfilling career. And if you ask a CEO, they’ll probably say that data scientists mean the difference between strategic success and failure. But how do you actually become one?At the most basic level, data scientists analyze massive datasets for insights that can change how companies operate and strategize. As terms, “data scientist” and “data science” are relatively new, first appearing a little over a decade ago (roughly around the time that “Big Data” emerged into the mainstream as a buzzword, which isn’t a coincidence). As companies wrestle with ever-expanding databases, data scientists must use a portfolio of tools to figure out what the data means and then use their “soft skills” such as communication and empathy to convey those insights to company stakeholders.Data science is also very much a growth industry. According to Burning Glass, which collects and analyzes millions of job postings from across the country, data scientist positions are expected to grow 19 percent over the next 10 years. READ MORE