According to an article published in the Harvard Business Review last year, Data Scientist is the sexiest job of the 21st century. That's right, the guy that writes computer codes to find new insights in data (putting it simply).
Of course, this is only if you define a "sexy job" as one that is in high demand and where you can demand a sizable paycheck. Turns out, pay for data scientists is upwards of $225,000 even for people straight out of graduate school.
Did programming just become more interesting? See this infographic on the so-called Data Scientists.