PMSA 2017 – Discover the Magic!

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If you work in the pharmaceutical industry and are a Data Scientist or Marketing Scientist or work in Commercial Analytics, Business Intelligence or Market Research, attending the PMSA 2017 is a must. What? The non-profit Pharmaceutical Management Science Association (PMSA) mission is to meet society’s pharmaceutical needs through the use of management science. They raise… Read more »

I’m an Actuary. How I Can Become a Data Scientist?

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You’ve earned your ACAS or your FSA. You’re pleased with your level of success but a little concerned about your distance from actual statistical work. How can you continue to move ahead in responsibility and compensation, yet do the work you love? Data Science is fulfilling this need for Actuaries. How do you become a… Read more »

I’m an Actuary. Can I be a Data Scientist?

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Actuary Becoming a Data Scientist

The data science revolution is impacting actuarial careers.  We are re-running our very popular 8/8/16 blog titled:  I’m an Actuary.  Can I be a Data Scientist? to open the discussion on how actuaries can augment their skill set to take advantage of the explosion of available data.  What do you need to do as an… Read more »

Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics – A Critical Career Credential!

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The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) launched course offerings at the end of 2016 to grant credentials in Predictive Analytics. Kudos to the CAS in creating this accreditation, but it is really a “better late than never” step versus a cutting edge change for actuaries. Reader’s Digest, a powerhouse magazine at the time, was doing the… Read more »

Bundled Payments – Ho hum or a Seismic Event for Health Care?

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You may not have heard of this…yet…but the health care system had a seismic event in 2015 when the Obama administration mandated a bundled payment model for joint replacement surgery paid for by Medicare. Ho hum, you say? The health care providers involved, physicians, hospitals, labs and post-acute providers to name just a few, aren’t… Read more »

Why Being an Actuary is So Exciting!

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Why Being an Actuary is So Exciting!

An actuary’s primary responsibility is to calculate expected insurance losses and risks. Seem boring? Too Vanilla? Not true! While the existing stereotype about a career in insurance is that it will be boring, the reality is actually quite different. Insurance is on track to become one of the most diverse and exciting industries for two… Read more »

Risk Management – Top Career in 2017

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Risk Management | Smith Hanley

Risk Management Director is the #2 position of “solid career growth” in a study done by Qualigence International. They focused on 10 year job growth as well as median pay. This contrasts to our blog of February 21 where Glassdoor said the Best Job in America was Data Scientist. Their criteria was job satisfaction, salary… Read more »

Expert Interview: Data Scientist Career Development

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Jacque Paige is the Managing Partner of Executive Recruiters, Smith Hanley Associates, specializing in the contingency placement of data scientists and other analytical specialists. You can reach her at jpaige@smithhanley.com or 203.319-4310. Paysa.com recently checked in with Jacque to get her insight on the job market for data scientists and what those in the field should… Read more »

How Big Data is Influencing Data Science

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Businesses today have almost limitless sources of data and one of their biggest challenges is figuring out what to do with it. With advances in processing technology, the connectedness of smart phones and social networking, businesses are relying on real-time data to help them make more informed and more relevant decisions. It is becoming almost… Read more »

Best Job in America: Data Scientist!

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A recent Glassdoor report ranks the 50 best jobs in America by job satisfaction, salary and number of openings on their website. Three of the top five jobs are in the data analytics field: #1 is Data Scientist, #3 is Data Engineer and #5 is Analytics Manager. Why are these positions in such demand, how… Read more »