A data scientist has been dubbed by the Harvard Business Review as "The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century". What are your thoughts on this?
Don't try to chase being sexy. Nothing is LESS sexy than someone chasing another person's dream.
Become a Data Scientist if you have both the passion and the chops for it. By the time that you make yourself into that, it will be only the very best that command the premium that is being paid right now.