What kind of data jobs are there in the software industry for someone with a B.S. in pure mathematics and a minor in statistics but with little experience in programming? I want to work on the data research side rather than on the software developement side. What companies hire data scientists?
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The first few that come to mind...
Basically, any company that handles a lot of data would/should be interested in hiring people who know how to organize and pick through that data. That probably includes just about every large company out there -- data is a very important commodity in nearly every industry these days.
Today the data is accumulated but not always utilized properly. The need for data analysis exist in Government and different types of companies such as Telco, Banks, Utilities and Financial Investment companies to name a few.
There are needs for people with statistics, mathematics who are able to apply and create algorithms in variety of areas such as:
The job titles vary, but Data-Analyst sounds common.