9. Data Scientist
This scientist examines the data and studies trends to forecast the next “big thing.” Skills required include gathering and analyzing data and industry trends and using that information to help the scientist’s company launch the next hot trend.
Median Salary: $110,620
STEM Type: Investigator
A bachelor’s in computer science, math, physics, engineering, statistics or computer technology is required.
Recommended High School Courses
To prepare to become a data scientist, students should take any available computer science, math, physics, engineering, and statistics courses.