Now that “data scientist” has been named this year’s hottest job, it’s only natural to wonder if you’ve got what it takes to fill it.

With a median base salary of $116,840 and top rankings from recruiting site Glassdoor for job and career opportunities, the position currently suffers from a chronic shortage of supply, despite universities’ best efforts to launch new training programs.

It’s a wide-open opportunity for people with the right stuff, in other words. Could that include you? It all depends, said Adam Flugel, a data-science recruiter with Burtch Works.

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