Another chief, another seven digit salary
I think it's only a matter of time before the world sees the first CDS: Chief Data Scientist pulling down some obscene annual salary based on the "sexiness" of the hip-to-be-square meme being fed to intended audiences (CEOs, etc.) For the moment, nobody really knows what a data scientist does exactly. Sure, there are myriad career paths consisting of everything a DS would need to know at both traditional colleges as well as in the almost free MOOCs, but I think this country could start seeing a CDS as soon as next year. I base this on my own personal perception given that I've seen DS marketed ad nauseum and otherwise used as a buzzword.