Data science has been described as the “Sexiest Job of the 21st Century” by Harvard Business Review and a lot of firms are hiring more data scientists to join their team. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why every professional should learn data science.
What is data science?
Data science is an interdisciplinary field that uses scientific methods, processes, algorithms, and systems to extract knowledge and insights from many structural and unstructured data. Data science is related to data mining, machine learning, and big data.
Those who practice data science are called data scientists, and they combine a range of skills to analyze data collected from the web, smartphones, customers, sensors, and other sources, we will see these skills shortly.
How much do data scientists earn?
Salaries for junior data scientists tend to start at around $33,000 to $39000 rising to $52,000 depending on your experience. With a few years’ experience, you can expect to earn between $52,000 and $78,000.
You can become a data scientist too!
You do not need a university degree or a Ph.D. in computer science to become a data scientist, what you need is some skillset that are relevant to data interpretation and manipulation.
Skills You Need to Become a Data Scientist
· Problem-solving intuition.
· Statistical knowledge.
· Programming in an analytic language (R or Python)
· Curiosity (keep asking why)
How STEMacademy.io can help you become a data scientist
At stemacademy.io, you will learn skills that will give you a competitive advantage as we will take you from a novice to a professional in data manipulation. We have the industry’s best mentors and coaches that will deliver personalized live lessons, answer your question, and offer guidance as you build models and projects that solve real everyday problems.