data science vs. statistician
A recent news report shows that “data scientist” is being searched more than “statistician“. A few notes: what this suggests to me is that traditional academic disciplines can no longer contain the skill set needed to manipulate and analyze big data. Too applied for math. Too CS for stats. Social science programs are too focused on topic and substance. We already have “informatics,” but now it will further split into a group that does big data handling vs. other tasks. I hope they maintain an applied focus and don’t retreat into algorithms for algorithms sake.