31 New Age Jobs That Didn’t Exist 20 Years Ago

Data Scientist

7. Data Scientist

Data science is a term that seems like it’s everywhere! But even 20 years ago, data scientists as we know it was just beginning to sprout. To put it simply, this job involves going through tonnes of recorded data of a company and extracting meaningful insights from them to make better decisions in the future. 

As you can see, this is a job that requires a lot of skills – you need to have a solid grasp of mathematics, statistics, data analysis, and computer science. Even though the concept of data science has been around since the early 1960s, it was only officially recognized as a term in 2001-2002. 
Considering the explosion of data in recent years, this is one field that’s only going to grow with time! 
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