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Data Scientist is anyone who can analyze Data big or small to get meaningful insights and be able to communicate such insight to stakeholders to make better decisions.

What are firms searching for in a Data Scientist?

Firms are searching for

  • Subject matter expertise
  • Some experience in software programming
  • Analytical skills
  • Communication skills

Do you know? About 44 zettabytes trillion of data are processed in 2020

Traits of a Data Scientist

  • Curious mind (spend time exploring his questions on unstructured data and be ready to structure the data)
  • Analytical
  • Communicate findings

Note: Engineering is what Engineers do. This is so because they can apply their problem-solving skills to any expertise even in Economics.

Data Science is what Data Scientists do.

Skills necessary for a Data Scientist

  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Probability
  • Statistics

What are the disciplines of a Data Scientist?

Data Scientists can be a

  1. Business Analyst
  2. Data Analyst
  3. Data Engineer
  4. Machine Learning Engineer
  5. Artificial Intelligence specialist and so much more.

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Reference: Textbook: ‘Getting Started with Data Science’ Publisher: IBM Press; 1 edition (Dec 13, 2015) Print.  Author: Murtaza Haider 

Blog written by: Chinelo Okafor, Founder, Daisy Tech Limited

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