Becoming a Data Scientist? currently there are numerous university trainings about DS; there are also a lot of trainings and information online but it is becoming a more formal study nowadays
Where the jobs? Just have a look at a job search engine: big companies usually
Data and Data Viz: Nice! me and other people here are working on things like data viz in this chatroom. I am suggesting to use some frameworks from JS stack but other languages are welcome. Stay in touch!
One of my trainers in Data Science claimed that the role of the Data Scientist is to design/create Products and Services based on Data. You can understand the difference of what my trainer said if you assume that the Data Scientist is the Architect in comparing Architects and Engineers roles. But that was his opinion.
I fetched data from 443 FCC Facebook groups using Fcebook Api. I don't know why, but having some problems for the rest (500) of the Facebook groups. Anyway, here is the visualisation of FCC facebook groups sorted by members count using Three.js(webgl-globe) https://pure-brushlands-98245.herokuapp.com/