I have 'the best job in America' - here's what it's like

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Daniel Enson, a data scientist at Toluna.

Data scientist is the best job in America right now, according to a recent report from Glassdoor.

"It isn't a big surprise," Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor's chief economist, told Business Insider. "It's one of the hottest and fastest growing jobs we're seeing right now.

"Since all companies have an online presence these days, they all need people who know how to manage and store data that helps them make better business decisions, compared to years ago when businesses didn't have data management at their fingertips to review and analyze to help them drive business forward. I expect this to continue to be a hot job for several years to come, too," he explained.Advertisement

Glassdoor's Best Jobs in America ranking list was based on earning potential (median annual base salary), career-opportunities rating, and number of job openings for each occupation.

We recently spoke to Daniel Enson, a 38-year-old data scientist and research director at the global market research company Toluna, to find out what it's really like to have the "best job in America." Here's what he told us: