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A data scientist pulls together data from an array of different sources to analyze that data in a way that reveals patterns helpful to the company for business development, marketing, product development, and so on. The key function of a data scientist is to take data and make it relatable for the business by creating representations of patterns that the decision makers can use to direct the business. There are millions of data points that can be organised, by highly advanced algorithms, and visualized to reveal helpful patterns.


Technical Skills:
  1. Typically an undergraduate degree in computer science, social science or one of the physical sciences with a grounding in statistics followed by a Master’s degree or PhD in data science or a related field.
  2. Proficiency in an analytics tool like R (https://www.r-project.org/) that is used to solve statistical problems and manipulate data.
  3. Skilled in a programming language like Python, Java, Perl, or C/C++. (About 40% of data scientists use Python as their main programming language.)
  4. Other skills such as familiarity with Apache Hadoop (https://hadoop.apache.org/) , Hive (https://hive.apache.org/), Pig (https://pig.apache.org/), and Spark (https://spark.apache.org/) – all tools to process and analyze large data sets, and cloud tools like Amazon S3 (https://aws.amazon.com/s3/) is also an advantage.
  5. Understanding machine learning and how artificial neural networks, reinforcement learning, and other machine learning techniques work.
  6. Visualising data with various visualisation tools like Tableau, D3.js, Matplottlib, and ggplot will be important skills to have as a data scientist.
Other Skills:
  1. Naturally curious and a drive to want to find out “why” things are the way they are.
  2. Organized – You need to be able to organize data and results when handling lots of data points from many different sources.
  3. Critical thinker – It’s one thing to put data points on a chart it’s another thing to creatively and critically evaluate what it means and how it all fits together in the larger scheme of things.
  4. Focus – Working with data requires focused attention, often for long stretches of time, and an attention to detail without quickly getting board if the magical revelations don’t jump out at you immediately.
  5. Good communication – To get data, collaborate with others and communicate results to your employer, your communication skills need to be strong. To be able to communicate in a non-technical way to the company you are working for and give non-technical summaries and ideas of opportunities will be a key skill to have.
This is a career that is constantly evolving as more data becomes available and companies learn how to use it in more effective and creative ways. Just about every industry and every company in those industries use data and the interpretation of data to make business decisions and so the data scientist is at the heart of many companies. Companies are going to increasingly need someone to gather, organize, store, interpret and visualise important data that directly impacts the company, and these companies will pay handsomely for such people.

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