Our guess is you have not been handed a business card that declares someone's title as "Big Data Scientist" or "VP of Big Data" just yet. No worries. Professionals who wield power over data have long been among us - just not perhaps in the most glamourous of roles. Up till now.
Turns out the new rock stars are those who can whiz through mountains of data. And typically they are called actuaries, economists, mathematicians or to pull a really old-ish title out of the bin - operations research. You gotta love this interactive graph from McKinsey that shows how many Big Data pros there are already and where they work. Snatch them up if you can !
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