Hiring a Data Scientist

  • Francesco CoreaEmail author
Part of the Studies in Big Data book series (SBD, volume 50)


This chapter discusses the role of the data scientist, what a data scientist is, and the set of skills needed to become one. The underlying idea proposed is that the job market is not matured enough yet for this figure to be trained and employed, but it will be ready in the next few years. In order to help firms to understand what to look for and how to use resources in the best way, a personality test has been implemented and different types of data scientists have been classified using this test.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ManagementCa’ Foscari UniversityVeniceItaly

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