Should You Consider Data Science As A Software Engineer?

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In 2009, Google’s Chief Economist claimed “The sexy job in the next 10 years will be statisticians.” Nearly a decade later, his prediction is proving to be true—though we now call them data scientists.

Hired’s 2018 State of Salaries Report found that data analytics roles pay similarly to software engineering roles, both bringing in an average of $137K in 2017 and tracking similarly in past years. In 2015, software engineering paid an average of $129K while data analytics paid $133K; In 2016, these numbers were $131K and $132K, respectively.

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