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Data Science Jobs Are a Top Pick for Gen Z, Report Finds

By Fortune

August 18, 2022

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Gen Z considers the role of data scientist to be one of the most satisfying occupations, according to a Glassdoor report. The study of U.S. full-time company employees who are at least 18 years old found that data scientist ranked No. 4 in job satisfaction.

"Data scientists often earn high salaries, have plenty of job openings, and high job satisfaction," says Richard Johnson, an associate economist for Glassdoor. "So there's no doubt that these factors are appealing to younger workers starting their careers."

The mean salary for a data scientist in the United States is $108,660, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In the San Jose metro area — which has a high concentration of data scientist jobs — the mean salary for data scientists is $157,110.

Data scientist didn't make the top 10 job for any other generation besides Gen Z, the report found. "Gen Z will have more access to data scientist opportunities than older generations," Johnson says.

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