2020 has brought many changes and unexpected events. Careers have been impacted and often terminated. However, some areas are seeing an upswing due to technology being in greater demand. This interesting information came to us from Datanami in their article, “Why Data Science Is Still a Top Job.”

Data science continues to be a great career field to go into as it has abundant opportunities, competitive pay and a job satisfaction that is tough to beat – even during a pandemic.

While that could prove to be fleeting thanks to resumed COVID-19 lockdowns this fall, tech jobs overall have proven to be resilient during the pandemic, which is now in its ninth month.

In the long term, it would probably be unwise to bet against data science as career move, especially when you widen the field to include related positions like research engineers and machine learning engineers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sees strong growth for data science jobs skills in its prediction that the data science field will grow about 28% through 2026.

Melody K. Smith

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