I'm not sure if that was already posted, but I had found it interesting, especially with the growing amount of questions "should I get to bioinformatics". Last paragraph of this piece from Science:
Data scientists can expect the field to change and evolve in novel ways in the near future. But the bottom line is that "companies are growing their bioinformatics," says Kaleck. "There are 100% more job opportunities opening up in bioinformatics than ever before," much of which is driven by an increase in venture capital investment.
Given that big data "is the hottest field on the planet," says Agrafiotis, those who have the requisite skills and expertise often have their pick of opportunities. "I have to fight Google, Amazon, LinkedIn, and hedge funds to hire the top people. They are valuable in any industry."
In particular, the future of big data in big pharma and biotech sectors is bright and exciting. "Bring your expertise to health care," says Telthorst, "and you'll know you're going to make a difference, at the patient level and at the societal level."
Read all the way to the bottom: "This article was published as an advertising feature" supported by Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. I do think there is undoubtedly growth in bioinformatics/computational biology, but one should always be skeptical of biases of paid content.
I didn't notice that. I didn't buy the main thesis (see my comment to Pierre's reply), but I thought it is a regular article, not an advertisement.
Wow, missed that completely. Interesting.
I think it's real. There is really a larger demand for data scientists and bioinformatics than a few years ago.