The demand for machine learning scientists and in general, data scientists is now shooting up in the global job market. Everyone is in need of a person with specialized knowledge to analyze their chunks of data and make sense of it. This is what makes machine learning a most sought-after field and offers numerous career prospects. He is a programmer who develops systems and machines which can learn on their own and those which can apply the knowledge learnt to carry out tasks without the need for being directed. The average machine learning scientist’s salary is estimated to be $134,000. A candidate with additional knowledge and skills in multiple tools and technologies such as SAS, Python, SPSS, and R stands the chance to earn 25% more.