Machine Learning Engineer and Data Scientist: Best Jobs for 2018


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Raul Amoros, Director of Content Development at, a cost information website, published an analysis of The Best Jobs in the U.S. for 2018 based on salary and opportunity. Who’s on top? Machine Learning Engineer at $136K average base salary and 166% growth over the past three years. Number 2? Data Scientist at an average… Read more »

How to Become a Data Scientist


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Why Become a Data Scientist? Glassdoor has reported that the #1 job in 2016 and 2017 was Data Scientist. Springboard calculated there are 215,000 Data Scientist openings on Simplilearn says the world will generate 50 times more data in 2020 than was generated in 2011. These statistics are why you want to consider becoming… Read more »

Best Job in America for TWO Successive Years – Data Scientist


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In 2017 Glassdoor proclaimed Data Scientist the best  job in America. Smith Hanley not only shared this with you in a blog but did an infographic as well. History repeats itself in 2018 with Data Scientist again in Glassdoor’s top spot.   Glassdoor ranks positions through a combination of job satisfaction, median salary and number… Read more »

2017 Data Scientist Trends


Rise in Data Scientists At Smith Hanley Associates our clients continue to prioritize filling Data Scientist openings. With the wealth of digital data in the marketplace we project that Data Scientist openings will continue to increase exponentially in 2018. What do employers want Data Scientists to do? Data Scientists are hired to uncover patterns in… Read more »

Data Scientist Fun Facts for 2017


In 2015 67% of data scientists were happy or very happy in their job. What has happened in the last two years? 88% of all data scientists are now happy or very happy in their job. Interested in why this increase, or whether you should pursue a career in this area? CrowdFlower gives us lots… Read more »

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


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 »

Happy 37th Birthday, Smith Hanley!


With over 80 years of combined recruiting experience, the partners at Smith Hanley Associates, Tom Hanley, Rick Wastrom, Jacque Paige and Jud Smith, bring a wealth of knowledge, contacts and over 20 other well-trained recruiters within the firm to serve your hiring and job search needs.  As the need for quants on Wall Street and… Read more »

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


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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 »