Data scientists are in high demand, and this skills shortage looks to continue for the next few years.

Furthermore, according to the study, the annual demand for the fast-growing new roles of data scientist, data developers, and data engineers will reach nearly 700,000 openings by 2020.

Many companies find themselves searching for qualified candidates that can meet the business’s technical demands.

Human Resource directors should watch out for other traits in data scientists as well.

Though hiring data scientists can take time—it takes 53 days on average to fill an analytics manager position in professional services—it is worth finding a good fit.

Here are five traits HR managers should look for when hiring a data scientist.

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