Not to be left out of the trend towards calling any job a "something-scientist", the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has filed paperwork to change the title of CPA to CPA Scientist.
Robert Kole, head of the AICPA explained the logic. "Listen, I'll be direct here. We work with data. We analyze stuff. We can can run regressions. And, by the way, we understand accounting. Why should some people that simply work with 'data' get the big scientist title? Explain that to me. From now on, it's Robert Kole, CPA Scientist."
Worried about being left behind, The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute is rumored to have organized an emergency committee to consider their options.
What you can learn from this fake news
Data science, the use of math and computers to get insights from data, is on the rise everywhere including Wall Street. There is tremendous promise but, as one would expect, a lot of over-promising and under-delivering among some. And everybody does seem to be calling themselves data scientists these days!
Is data science a bubble?, Hackernoon