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:
- Graduate Certificate of Science (Applied Data Science)
- Graduate Diploma of Science (Applied Data Science)
- Master of Science (Applied Data Science)
- Doctor of Applied Science
Which pathway is best for you is individual in nature. Contact a career counsellor to explore these options further.