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What would I do as a Data Scientist?

If you want to pursue a career as a data scientist, you will research creative uses for current technology and invent new ways to approach technology. You will analyze and solve difficult computer problems for other technical fields, such as medicine, science and finance. Sometimes called information research scientists, you will work with complicated algorithms and try to simplify these for the user. Your work could result in advancements in technology, increased computer speeds and better computer security. Your work is generally more theoretical than that of other computer professionals although it results in practical applications.

You might coordinate your work efforts with other professionals, such as computer hardware engineers, electrical engineers or other specialists on projects. You might also work with experts in data mining, robotics or programming.

What tasks would I perform as Data Scientist?

As a data scientist, you will typically work on addressing basic computer issues, upgrading existing software systems and helping scientists and others in specialized industries solve computer issues. You will also create new ways for people to interact with computers; design experiments; conduct research and analyze experiment results; and write about your findings, present at conferences and publish in industry journals.

What education, qualifications and education would I need as a Data Scientist?

You will need to pursue a Ph.D. in a computer- or science-based field to work in the private sector although a bachelor’s degree might suffice if you work for the federal government. A Ph.D. will likely take about five years to obtain and will involve advanced computer science classes followed by focused research in your chosen area of specialty. You might also benefit from an internship at a company that interests you.

Skills that can help you land a Data Scientist position include:

  • Analytical – You need to analyze problems and develop solutions based on your research
  • Logical thinking – You need to follow logical and proven step-by-step procedures and use deductive reasoning
  • Math – Many of your tasks will focus on advanced math applications

You will also need an aptitude for verbal and written communication, critical thinking, problem solving, attention to detail, ingenuity and the ability to think out of the box






* Source: Simply Hired's comprehensive salary data is compiled from Simply Hired's internal database, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and other publicly available sources. The data is adjusted within a margin of error and normalized across all sources, locations, and job categories.




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