DATA JOB HIGHLIGHT: DATA SCIENTIST: JOB RESPONSIBILITIES & SALARY

The Harvard Business Review has dubbed it the sexiest job of the 21st century, but what does a Data Scientist do and how much do they make?

In a general definition, a Data Scientist is a professional who brings structure to large amounts of data which in turn makes it possible to analyze this data and to develop data-driven solutions to business challenges.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES  OF A DATA SCIENTIST
Here is a list of some of the most important responsibilities of a Data Scientist

  • Leverage company data to improve business process and drive solutions

  • Mine and analyze data from databases to drive optimization and improvement of product development, marketing techniques and business strategies

  • Develop processes and tools to monitor and analyze data performance and accuracy

  • Use data-based insights to drive business results

    SKILLS A DATA SCIENTIST SHOULD MASTER

  • Experience with computer languages to manipulate and draw insights from large data sets: SQL, R, Python

  • Coding knowledge and experience with several languages: C, C++, Java, JavaScript

  • Experience in statistical and data mining techniques

  • Strong problem solving and communication skills. Ability to communicate across different teams.

    EXPECTED YEARLY SALARY OF A DATA SCIENTIST

    The National average salary of a Data Scientist is: 121 - 140K/Yearly*

     

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