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4. Statistician & Actuary
Median Salary: $89,606.40
Change in Salary (2008–2014): +38%
Total Employees: 12,000
Change in Employees (2008–2014): +48%
The explosion of data produced by the digital economy has led to a surging need for specialists able to pull business insights out of terabyte-sized databases. If you have a head for numbers, this quickly developing field likely has a use for your talents. Though traditional fields like finance and insurance are still destinations, data scientists are finding their skills in demand in communications, retail, natural resources, and many more fields besides.