Why Data Scientist Tops Glassdoor’s List of Best Jobs in America for 2016

January 26, 2016 Brian Gill

Last week, Glassdoor released their annual list of 25 Best Jobs in America and sure enough, Data Scientist tops the list. Since our team is largely made up of Data Scientists, we thought we’d get to the heart of what makes being a Data Scientist such a great job. And what better way to do it than to ask the Data Scientists directly.

Here’s some thoughts from our team on why they love what they do:

“As a data scientist, I really enjoy the mix of math, statistics and computer science required to get the work done. Doing data science at Civis is even more exciting, because I know that my work actually influences major decisions made by our clients.” – Angelo Mancini, Applied Data Scientist

“I love how varied my work is, and how it’s always pushing me to learn new things. As a data scientist, I have to get creative every day in looking for solutions to problems. And crafting a solution to some problem is extremely rewarding, because for many of the problems we solve here at Civis, no one has solved them before–I love that feeling of pushing on the boundaries of what we know.” – Katie Malone, Data Scientist

“The tools of data science seem to be useful for a much wider range of problems than we currently know. Honing these tools and discovering new uses for them gives me a wonderful feeling that there’s more to what’s possible than we imagine today.” Keith Ingersoll, Data Scientist

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