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  • Data science career opportunities

    Aspiring to get into data science domain? Looking out for detailed information regarding learning path and whether one can do without learning any programming language? Find advice from our ISC experts here.

    I would like to know about Data science career scope
    and procedure to begin. How can I enter into Data science field without learning programming language? What are the top Data science career learning path?

    Kindly provide me sufficient information to clear my confusion.

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    2 Answers found.
  • Data Science is an area which requires good academic background and analytical capabilities. Generally a minimum of engineering degree in IT or graduation in Computer Science or Physics or Mathematics is required to go ahead in this particular stream. Having a Masters degree or PhD may additionally help in this pursuit.

    Becoming a Data Scientist requires knowledge and in depth practice of certain subjects like statistics, basic business economics, mathematics, knowledge of algorithms, machine learning and certain programming languages and utilities like Python or R. Data scientists are the linkage between the programming and implementation of knowledge derived from data science.

    Data Scientists have a big task of mining, arranging, structuring and presenting data to the needs of a particular business or an industrial segment. It requires an insight into the data and its reliability as data is never clean in its entirety. So, there is specialisation also in this stream. The Data Scientist for healthcare industry will have different set of data to deal with then the Data Scientist in another area say shipping industry.

    An eligible person can go for certain certification and diploma courses in Data Science which will help him in entering this specific area from job point of view. Companies hire the Data Scientists for their business estimations and projections based upon a large set of structured or unstructured data which is analysed and assembled by the Data Scientist in a reckonable form suitable to company needs.

    There are many online sites which offer courses on Data Science and some of them are Udacity, Coursera, IBM, EdX, CIT, Dataquest, KDNuggets etc. Many of these offer the basic courses as free also. It is suggested to go through one of these courses to acquire the skills for becoming successful in the area of Data Science.

    Companies hire the Data Scientists in various capacities under the same umbrella of data mining, assimilation and presentation but the positions are named slightly different due to the subtle differences in their ultimate deliveries. These positions are like - Data Engineer, Data Analyst, Business Intelligence Developer, Data Architect, Enterprise Architect etc.

    If one has interest in data analysis using programming tools and other statistical methods then it is a good area to venture in for a career.

    Knowledge is power.

  • Data Scientists are experts in the Big Data Analytics and IT industry. Data Scientist job is a high ranking job. There are good chances for people who are qualified in this area.
    Data Scientists are responsible for business analytics, building data products and software platforms, developing visualizations and machine learning algorithms. The salaries offered for this field are high and there is demand all over the world. The following are some of the skills required for a data scientist.
    1, Programming Languages
    2,. Statistics
    3.. Applied Mathematics
    4.SQL and NoSQL
    5. Machine Learning and Neural Networks
    A person with creative thinking with good industry experience can do a good job as a data scientist.
    The various jobs that are available for these people are as below:
    1. Data Scientist
    2. Data Architect
    3. Data Administrator
    4. Data Analyst
    5. Business Analyst
    6. Business Intelligence executive.
    They pay packets are good and with experience one can go to manager level posts in these lines.
    A person to shine in this field should have good exp[osure IT and if he knows programming also, It will be a good asset for him.
    There are many degrees and diploma courses in this line and IITs are also offering degrees in this line. There are some certificate courses like advanced data analysis programmes offered by various private institutions for working professionals and degree candidates. You can choose as per your requirement and interest.

    always confident

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