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Data scientist

What is it like to be a Data scientist?

Data scientists focus on understanding and overcoming the business challenges associated with capturing, storing, transferring, searching, sorting out and interpreting large amounts of data in an increasingly technologically-reliant world. They look at data from many angles, determine what it means to their organisation and then recommend ways to apply the data.

Data scientists are in exceptionally high-demand, and can expect to find employment within a number of fields, including government agencies, technology companies, consulting and research firms and scientific organisations.

Is it right for me?

Successful data scientists possess a strong business sense, coupled with an ability to communicate findings to corporate leaders in order to influence how their organisation approaches a business challenge.

Other important skills include:

  • high attention to detail
  • ability to analyse and provide solutions to problems
  • strong written and verbal communication skills
  • solid foundation in computer science and data analysis.

To become a Data Scientist

To be able to become a Data Scientist, your study options will change based on your previous study experience or your preferred study pathway:

Which pathway is best for you is individual in nature. Contact a career counsellor to explore these options further.


Explore your career options!

Do you enjoy problem solving? Let your curiosity take over.