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More than 11 million Americans are unemployed, yet 4 million job openings remain unfilled. These companies want to hire, but are struggling to find the right people.

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  • Company: Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Location: Annapolis Junction, Md.

Data scientist job postings have grown exponentially over the last two years, and according to the Harvard Business Review it's the "sexiest job of the 21st century."

Booz Allen Hamilton, a Virginia-based technology consulting firm with offices across the United States, is looking for a data scientist in Annapolis Junction, Md. Finding the right candidates can be difficult, especially given there are little to no training programs or full-blown university curricula.

"The data scientists we hire must possess a hard-to-find blend of advanced mathematics, statistics, data visualization, and computer science," said Steven Mills, senior associate.

Passing a security investigation is crucial. (NSA leaker Edward Snowden was a Booz Allen employee.)

The data science team at the company has grown to include nearly 250 staff. It currently has approximately 25 job openings.

Silicon Valley, New York, Washington D.C., Boston and Seattle top the cities seeking big data professionals, according to tech career website Last year, there were more than 1,500 openings online on any given day.

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  @CNNMoney - Last updated September 10 2013 09:16 AM ET

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