What is Data Science?

I previously posted about a Data Science for Dummies (and the Data Science for Dummies Book) resource for those looking at the quickly evolving career of data science. This field of work is becoming more and more important in healthcare. So, even if your job is not a data science job, it’s good for you to have an understanding of what’s happening.

Along with the book, author Lillian Pierson has started putting together a series of Data Science YouTube videos. I thought this video does a great job showing the venn diagram of skills that someone needs to do data science. My big takeaway is that there’s a lot more to data science than most people realize.

Here’s a look at some of the healthcare data science jobs we have listed on Healthcare IT Central. No doubt that’s not all of them since there’s no one term that is easily searched for data science jobs. So, also take a minute to search Healthcare IT Central for other jobs.

About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference, EXPO.health, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.